Thursday, 27 February, 2020

First coronavirus case found in BC

Oil prices plummet over fears of coronavirus outbreak spreading As China's Coronavirus Cases Rise, U.S. Agencies Map Out Domestic Containment Plans
Travis Berry | 29 January, 2020, 00:23

At least 106 people have died in China and infected 4,500 others.

First discovered in the city of Wuhan, China, earlier in January, the new strain of the pneumonia-like virus is believed to have originated in the city's animal market.

"It was expected", Germany's health minister Jens Spahn said of the 33-year-old Bavarian patient.

The German man began experiencing bronchitis-like symptoms over the weekend.

In Japan, a man in his 60s has also contracted the new coronavirus, according to Japanese news outlet NHK. He travels regularly to China for work and was in Wuhan city on his most recent trip. The man's condition has not been released.

The flu-like virus spreads in droplets from coughs and sneezes and has an incubation period of 1-14 days.

Late yesterday the CDC also issued a level 3 travel advisory, suggesting United States citizens avoid all nonessential travel to anywhere in China. The couple tested positive for the virus at Ontario's public health laboratory. "All the cases have been directly transmitted from China".

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Late yesterday (Jan. 27), our BC Centre for Disease Control public health lab confirmed a positive test for 2019-nCoV.

Vancouver International Airport has joined several others across North America in implementing medical screening protocols on flights from China. Previously the State Department had only advised against travel to Wubei province, which contains Wuhan. The company will use DingTalk, a Slack-like app, in an education program that already has over 50 schools participating.

As officials in Vancouver were speaking, federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu said the risk in Canada is low. The local government is also cutting the number of flights allowed from China in half.

The press conference with health authorities is still in progress.

In the country's southwest, Guangxi, which neighbours Vietnam, has 51 confirmed cases.

The U.S. stock market plunged Monday as investors tried to sell off investments that might be vulnerable to the coronavirus outbreak, recording the Dow's worst trading day in three months.

The German Health Ministry confirmed late on Tuesday that three further cases of thenew risky strain of coronavirus have been discovered in Bavaria, increasing the total numer of patients in Germany to four. "We have been on high alert for a number of weeks now and we have established our emergency response structure so we can maintain that".

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