2019 Coronavirus Disease "COVID-19" [5,000,000 Confirmed Cases Worldwide]

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The number of people infected with a new virus in China tripled over the weekend, with the outbreak spreading from Wuhan to other major cities.

There are now more than 200 cases, mostly in Wuhan, though the respiratory illness has also been detected in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen.

Three people have died. Japan, Thailand and South Korea have reported cases.

The sharp rise comes as millions of Chinese prepare to travel for the Lunar New Year holidays.

Health officials have identified the infection, which first appeared in Wuhan in December, as a strain of coronavirus. They say it has led to an outbreak of viral pneumonia, but much about it remains unknown.

Although the outbreak is believed to have originated from a market, officials and scientists are yet to determine exactly how it has been spreading.

The outbreak has revived memories of the Sars virus - also a coronavirus - that killed 774 people in the early 2000s across dozens of countries, mostly in Asia. Analysis of the genetic code of the new virus shows it is more closely related to Sars than any other human coronavirus.

Experts in the UK told the BBC the number of people infected could still be far greater than official figures suggest, with estimates closer to 1,700.

What we know about the virus
  • 2019-nCoV, as it's been labelled, is understood to be a new strain of coronavirus that has not previously been identified in humans
  • Coronaviruses are a broad family of viruses, but only six (the new one would make it seven) are known to infect people
  • Scientists believe an animal source is "the most likely primary source" but that some human-to-human transmission has occurred
  • Signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties
  • People are being advised to avoid "unprotected" contact with live animals, thoroughly cook meat and eggs, and avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms
Source: World Health Organization

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  • Isabella

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    Greenland has closed off all ports and banned travel into the country 👀
     
    loubnaniTO

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    Greenland has closed off all ports and banned travel into the country 👀
    source?? couldnt find it anywhere...


    meanwhile in Canada

     
    Isabella

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    why is trump trying to buy them again?🤔
    source?? couldnt find it anywhere...


    meanwhile in Canada

    Lol it was a plague Inc reference guess it's not as popular as I thought and I should have been more obvious with the joke 😂
     
    AtheistForYeezus

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    So scary. What if this turns to be as strong as the plague and kills half of humanity?
    I'm not ready to die, honestly.
     
    loubnaniTO

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    First US case of Wuhan coronavirus confirmed by CDC


     
    loubnaniTO

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    LATEST UPDATES:

    • Several Chinese cities are now in "lockdown"(airport, transit, trains, etc. shut down)
    • the Lunar New Year: Beijing cancelling all major events
    • spread to other countries: South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and one case in the US.
    • four people being tested in Scotland and one man in Northern Ireland being monitored in isolation
    • World Health Organisation is still debating whether or not to declare a global emergency.

     
    Danny Z

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    LATEST UPDATES:

    • Several Chinese cities are now in "lockdown"(airport, transit, trains, etc. shut down)
    • the Lunar New Year: Beijing cancelling all major events
    • spread to other countries: South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and one case in the US.
    • four people being tested in Scotland and one man in Northern Ireland being monitored in isolation
    • World Health Organisation is still debating whether or not to declare a global emergency.

    Cities are like 15 million in China, so when they say a city is on lockdown, that means 15 million can be infected and most of them do not leave the city anyway. But if half just sneeze at the same time we have an earthquake
     
    loubnaniTO

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    Cities are like 15 million in China, so when they say a city is on lockdown, that means 15 million can be infected and most of them do not leave the city anyway. But if half just sneeze at the same time we have an earthquake

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    AtheistForYeezus

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    I have a feeling this will be the virus that eradicates humanity.
    17 deaths so far, and it's only been a few days since the virus was reported.

    These might as well be our last days on the forum. Let's all be nice to each other.

    @Lebmonage @agnostic @Danny Z I love you guys.
    Hassouna is a wonderful human being.
     
    Rafidi

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    I have a feeling this will be the virus that eradicates humanity.
    17 deaths so far, and it's only been a few days since the virus was reported.

    These might as well be our last days on the forum. Let's all be nice to each other.

    @Lebmonage @agnostic @Danny Z I love you guys.
    Hassouna is a wonderful human being.
    Ok Hammodeh, we love you too.
     
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