China coronavirus outbreak

China coronavirus outbreak

An outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus from the same family that caused the 2002-03 Sars epidemic originated in the central city of Wuhan and has been spreading from person to person. Hundreds hav

e been infected and the death toll is rising.

New coronavirus has infected more people in China than Sars did
The number of confirmed cases of the rapidly spreading coronavirus infection in mainland China has reached 5,974, health authorities said on Wednesday – a total surpassing the cases that the mainland had in the 2002-03 Sars epidemic that eventually killed almost 800 people worldwide. Severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) infected 5,327 people in mainland China in nine months and killed 349 people there, according to the World Health Organization. Separately, 299 people died in Hong Kong from the disease. The deaths from the new coronavirus infection have risen to 132, health authorities said on Wednesday. They have all been reported in mainland China, with 125 in Hubei, a landlocked provi
New coronavirus has infected more people in China than Sars did
No need to wear masks in Canada, but consider this before you mock people who do
In early 2003, my soon-to-be wife and I developed a routine when we came home. We would take off our N95 face masks and drop them in a bin by the door. We would strip off in the entranceway in a thoroughly unromantic fashion and throw our clothes in the washing machine with a hearty slosh of Dettol. We then showered immediately, and retired to consider the unusual and frightening existence that was Hong Kong at the height of the Sars epidemic. Which is why current and former Hongkongers like ourselves find nothing particularly funny about the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. Yet some Canadians make sport of the face masks being worn with increasing regularity in places with big east Asian popula
No need to wear masks in Canada, but consider this before you mock people who do
China must permanently ban the wildlife trade
The deadly coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, has paralyzed Wuhan and plunged China into a state of emergency. Sweeping across Chinese provinces, municipalities and special administrative regions, the epidemic has killed over 130 people in the country. With the death toll and number of infections climbing, this is turning into a major global public health crisis, similar to that caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) in 2003. People infected with the 2019-nCoV have been found in countries across North America, Europe, Southeast and South Asia. The Wuhan coronavirus has confirmed the worst fears of many who have long called for an end to China’s wildlife wet markets.  While two groups o
China must permanently ban the wildlife trade
China hustles to build coronavirus hospital – in 6 days
The central Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a deadly coronavirus outbreak, is rushing to build a makeshift hospital on its outskirts as a quarantine and treatment center for affected patients, in a move that replicates a decision regarded as instrumental in Beijing’s fight 17 years ago against severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars). Hundreds of workers have been mobilized to complete the hospital – essentially a quarantine center, with capacity for about 1,000 patients – within six days as the disease spread rapidly across the country. As of Friday, China had reported 875 confirmed cases of infection and 26 fatalities. In addition, the US, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and Thailand,
China hustles to build coronavirus hospital – in 6 days
The coronavirus has no cure, but here’s some treatment advice
With no cure to offer, China’s top health body has advised hospitals to use a range of treatments – including traditional Chinese medicine and “artificial lungs” – to tackle a deadly coronavirus. In guidelines published on Thursday afternoon, the National Health Commission advised that suspected cases be isolated. “Confirmed cases can be put in the same ward. Critical patients need to be put into intensive care as soon as possible,” the commission said. Patients requiring “basic treatment” should be given supplemental oxygen and antiviral medication. The new coronavirus, officially named 2019-nCoV, emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late last year and has killed 26 people, as of p
The coronavirus has no cure, but here’s some treatment advice
Chinese city on lockdown as authorities try to contain coronavirus outbreak
All public transportation in and out of the Chinese city of Wuhan, including trains, buses and ferries, stopped at 10am on Thursday as the central government imposed a quarantine to try to contain the spread of a coronavirus that has killed 17 people and infected hundreds more. Local residents had rushed to railway stations and the airport after the announcement of the lockdown on Wednesday night.  The government told residents not to leave the city without “special reasons.” The lockdown came as the number of people confirmed to be infected on the mainland reached 583, with 17 deaths, as of publishing, according to China’s National Health Commission.  The southern province of Guangdong, bor
Chinese city on lockdown as authorities try to contain coronavirus outbreak
What we know about the new coronavirus in China
Officials in China have confirmed that an outbreak of a new pneumonia-like illness that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan has been spreading from person to person and has infected health workers. The previously unknown coronavirus has infected people in cities including Beijing and Shanghai and spread to other parts of Asia and the United States. The spike in cases before Lunar New Year has raised fears that the virus could spread further as hundreds of millions of people travel around the country. What is the death toll? 17. How many cases have been confirmed? 583 (571 are in mainland China). What is a coronavirus?  Medical experts in China identified the cause of the mysteri
What we know about the new coronavirus in China
China’s coronavirus outbreak might be linked to adventurous eating
Before its closure, exotic animals – from snakes to civets – were available at a wet market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.  That market is ground zero of a new virus killing people with pneumonia-like symptoms and it is infecting growing numbers of others around the world. According to official reports, as of 11pm Wednesday, the previously unknown coronavirus had killed 17 people and infected more than 500 others. Most of the infections and all of the deaths were in Hubei province where Wuhan is located. 375 of the infections were in the city itself.  Many worked or lived near Huanan Wholesale Seafood Market, which experts believe is the source of the outbreak, with the virus jumping
China’s coronavirus outbreak might be linked to adventurous eating
Coronavirus outbreak a step closer to full-blown epidemic, expert warns
The deadly new coronavirus outbreak that started in the central Chinese city of Wuhan has entered the stage of transmission among families and hospitals, taking it a step closer to a full-blown community epidemic, according to a top expert in Hong Kong. The warning came on Tuesday, as a study by the University of Hong Kong estimated that the virus had already spread to 20 other mainland cities from Wuhan in Hubei province between January 1 and 17, suggesting the situation was worse than officially reported. Professor Yuen Kwok-yung, a top infectious diseases expert at the university, said the transmission of the coronavirus had entered its “third wave.” “Now we can see infections of family m
Coronavirus outbreak a step closer to full-blown epidemic, expert warns
Chinese tech boss won’t hand out cash gifts amid coronavirus concerns
Many Chinese workers can expect their bosses handing them a red packet stuffed with cash during the Lunar New Year celebrations. But this year, employees at Tencent, one of China’s biggest tech companies, won’t be getting the packets directly from company founder Pony Ma. It will be the first time in nearly two decades that this has happened at the company, as China deals with the spread of a deadly coronavirus. The virus has killed nine people in the central Chinese city where it originated and infected 440 others across the country. Tencent, based in the southern Chinese megacity of Shenzhen, has canceled the handout of these red packets, also known as hongbao or laisee, on the first worki
Chinese tech boss won’t hand out cash gifts amid coronavirus concerns