Coronavirus: WHO warns, says situation delicate, disease may reach all countries

01 Mars, 2020, 01:35 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
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Asian stocks on Friday tracked Wall Street's plunge. The statement said standard protocols are in place for handling infectious diseases and best practices are being followed in regard to personal protective equipment. Within hours, state officials in OR also reported a case of unknown origin. First sub-Saharan case in AfricaIn Nigeria, where the first case of infection has been confirmed and isolated, the United Nations agency said it had "great confidence" that the country could contain the virus. Kendall said a man who tested positive for the virus after returning from China and stayed at home was declared fully recovered on February 20. "This is not a time for fear".

We can take several preventive measures unless the menace is controlled.

The fast unfold of the coronavirus has fueled fears of a pandemic, with six worldwide locations reporting their first instances this week because the World Well being Group raised its world threat alert to "very excessive". But the state said the actual number has been "substantially lower". Most of the infected persons recover from COVID-19 without having received any special medical attention.

President Trump on Wednesday downplayed the likelihood of a widespread US outbreak. Mexico has also confirmed its first case.

"We have a crisis before us".

As of Friday, China reported over 78,000 cases with roughly 2,800 deaths. Germany has about 27 cases, France around 18 and Spain 15.

Stanford updated its travel guidelines on Friday to add Italy and Iran to the list of restricted countries along with China and South Korea.

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The second case nationally of a novel coronavirus infection of unknown origin has been diagnosed in Santa Clara County, and the patient is being treated at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View. The medical center disclosed on Wednesday that test results were positive. The agency is also sending out more kits across the country. The passengers, including some who tested positive for the virus and underwent hospital care, had been staying at Travis Air Force Base in Northern California.

The school system said that "as a precautionary measure, the district immediately took action and the two students were sent home and will be excluded from attending school until we receive more information". Further tests would be conducted to confirm if the dog had been infected. On Monday, South Korea's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had reported 977 cases.

"On copper and steel its pretty typical, it's pretty much about 2 hours", Redfield told a House of Representatives hearing.

She said: "We now have people in the field working in the community from the local, from the state and also from the CDC".

A man who had been aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship has become the first British national to die from the coronavirus. This was thanks to the fact that the country has had success in dealing with other disease outbreaks, such as Lassa fever and measles - and it had invested significantly to do so - said WHO's Dr Mike Ryan, head of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme. The older population and people with underlying medical conditions such as high blood pressure, cardiac problems or diabetes are more at risk.

It can be said that COVID-19 is worse than influenza but less bad than SARS and MERS due to their quite high mortality rates. It has suffered the highest death toll outside China, with 26 dead from 245 reported cases.

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