The coronavirus outbreak in China has claimed six lives. There are more than 300 cases reported. Millions of Chinese preparing to travel for the Lunar New Year, increasing the risk the outbreak will spread.
The Chinese Government confirmed human-to-human transmission in the outbreak of a new coronavirus. Chinese officials confirmed there have been more than 200 cases during the outbreak. The World Health Organization is holding an emergency meeting.
Passengers flying into three US airports from Wuhan, China, or via connecting flights will be screened for a new coronavirus that has sickened dozens in China and spread to other Asian countries.
Christian Drosten, the director of the Institute for Virology at Berlin’s Charite hospital, said the test developed by his team will allow labs to reliably diagnose the novel coronavirus “in a very short period of time.”
It was confirmed Thursday, January 16, that the newly dicovered coronavirus has been detected in Japan, a few days after Thailand confirmed its first case of infection.
A Thai tourist has become the first person outside China diagnosed with a new, pneumonia-like virus that has already infected dozens of people.
There may have been limited human-to-human transmission of a new coronavirus in China within families, and it is possible there could be a wider outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on January 14.
China has identified a new virus that has been causing illnesses in the city of Wuhan. Chinese scientists are continuing to research this virus and monitor the outbreak.
There are no studies on coronaviruses (CoV) of bats, nor in humans in Colombia and Latin America. This lack of information in a country that holds the greatest diversity of Chiroptera in the region, reveals an ecoepidemiological gap that we have to overcome with the implementation of more studies aimed at better understanding the role of CoV in human health and animal in the region and in the world.
Understanding how viruses evolve to infect new species will help researchers determine what is required for viruses to emerge and spread in new hosts. These findings also may be important for developing new vaccines, which viruses often evolve to avoid.