face mask, HUMAN-TO-HUMAN TRANSMISSION OF CORONAVIRUS IN CHINA CONFIRMED Of the fatalities, 13 were men and four were women. Most of the deaths occurred in older people who had underlying health issues such as hypertension, diabetes, coronary heart disease, and Parkinson’s disease, among other health ailments. The youngest fatality involved a 48-year-old woman who passed away on Jan. 20. She also suffered from pre-existing conditions. Two 89-year-old men were the oldest of the 17 victims, according to the report.
face mask - One epidemiologist told The New York Times that the information released could be seen as reassuring because “the majority of fatal cases are elderly and/or have a chronic disease that would increase their susceptibility to infectious diseases.” However, several of the people who died did not have symptoms of fever when they first sought treatment. As Bloomberg noted, this could potentially complicate global health screening initiatives for travelers. FIRST CASE OF CHINA-LINKED CORONAVIRUS REPORTED IN US, FEDERAL OFFICIALS SAY
face mask, “If this virus can be transmitted without causing fever, then it’s easier for the infection to travel globally because it can simply stay under the radar for a while,” Ramanan Laxminarayan, director of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy in Washington, D.C., told the outlet. However, China this week halted all travel from Wuhan and at least two other nearby cities in an effort to contain the disease. The restrictions come just before the Lunar New Year, when hundreds of millions of people are expected to travel through China for the celebrations.
face mask - On Thursday, the World Health Organization (WHO) said it was too early to consider the virus a global health emergency. The health agency had spent two days assessing information about the virus, which has sickened over 500 people. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Officials in the U.S., Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam and Hong Kong have all confirmed cases of the virus.
face mask - Public transit has been suspended and public venues have been closed in three cities in China; Jonathan Serrie reports. As many as four Chinese nationals who arrived in Scotland within the last two weeks are being tested for coronavirus, according to multiple reports. Though the numbers are varying between outlets, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Edinburg told BBC Scotland that three of the suspected cases are located in Edinburgh, with the fourth located in Glasgow. “In any European countries there is a danger that these cases occur,” Professor Juergen Haas told BBC Scotland. “Here at the University of Edinburgh we have more than 2,000 students from China and they are always coming and going back to China so we are relatively sure we will have cases in the U.K. from travelers coming back from China.”