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US to begin screening travelers from central China for deadly virus

The Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in the city of Wuhan is thought to be ground zero for the mystery virus that has now claimed two lives The Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in the city of Wuhan is thought to be ground zero for the mystery virus that has now claimed two lives
Anita Tucker | 19 January, 2020, 00:23

"It's so odd", wrote another, citing the overseas cases in Japan and Thailand.

China Coronavirus outbreak: How many people have REALLY been infected? "One effect of a more connected world is that outbreaks have the potential to spread internationally much more rapidly".

'We are following the World Health Organization, which has not even issued a travel advisory, ' Anung told the publication.

In China, local authorities said a 69-year-old man died on Wednesday in Wuhan, the central Chinese city believed to be the epicentre of the outbreak of the virus traced from the same family as the deadly SARS pathogen, reports al-Jazeera. Symptoms of coronaviruses can range from fever and coughing to pneumonia with severe effects. Those with symptoms will be asked additional health- and exposure-related questions, and those needing more followup will be referred to a designated health care facility for more testing.

United States authorities will begin screening passengers Friday arriving on direct or connecting flights from a Chinese city at the heart of a mysterious SARS-like virus responsible for two deaths.

The Wuhan health commission said 12 people have recovered and were discharged from hospital while five people were in serious condition.

"We will continue to work with federal, provincial and territorial partners and public health authorities to enhance Canada's preparedness to rapidly identify, treat and prevent the spread of this emerging disease should it present in Canada", Tammy Jarbeau, a Health Canada media adviser said Friday in an email.

The researchers took the number of cases reported outside China so far - two in Thailand and one in Japan - to infer how many were likely infected in the city, based on global flight traffic data from Wuhan's airport.

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Thailand reported a second case of pneumonia on Thursday, a 74-year-old Chinese woman from Wuhan who has been quarantined. It is not clear if the virus is now capable of human-to-human transmission, but CDC officials say there are some indications that people may be able to spread the virus in a limited way.

Thailand has announced a second case of Chinese coronavirus that has killed two people. The announcement follows news that the first case has been detected in Japan.

The illness was first reported in late December in Wuhan, in central China.

The coronavirus is part of same family as the severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, and Middle East respiratory syndrome, reported CNN.

Obviously, there's much less concern about this new virus if it can't be transmitted from person to person. This virus also has spread to Japan and Thailand, but only in travelers from Wuhan.

It says that since the mode of transmission is unclear as of now, caution is needed.

It came after Thai doctors diagnosed another Chinese traveller with mild pneumonia on January 8, later confirmed to have been caused by the new virus. He died on January 15.

Pedestrians wear protective masks as they walk through a shopping district in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.

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