The who named the virus covid-19, which references the type of virus and the year it emerged. The who declared that the virus is a pandemic.
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So far, there have been over 137,000 confirmed cases and 5,0888 deaths. The majority of the illnesses are still in China, but the rate of new cases there has slowed. There are over 1,300 people with confirmed cases of covid-19 and 38 deaths from the virus in the US.
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An unknown, new virus was causing pneumonia-like illness in the city of Wuhan. Public health officials from China quickly determined that it was a coronavirus.
Since the start of the century, two other coronaviruses have jumped to humans, causing the SARS outbreak in 2002 and the MERS outbreak in 2012.
The first patient to get sick did not have any contact with the market. Experts are still trying to trace the outbreak back to its source.
The genetic sequence of the new virus is 96 percent identical to one coronavirus found in bats. Both SARS and MERS originated in bats.
The virus is now spreading in dozens of countries around the world. It is now spread in several countries across the globe. There are currently no confirmed cases of the virus.
The number of new infections reported in China has been declining. The country took aggressive action at the start of the outbreak. Officials isolated sick people and aggressively tracked their contacts.
The who says the epicenter of the pandemic is in Europe, which now has more new cases reported each day than China did at the height of its outbreak. Now, the epicenter in Europe is now in the midst of its pandemic.
In the US, hot spots for the spread of the virus include a nursing home in Washington state, New Rochelle, New York, and the Boston area.
It takes information about both how severe an illness is and how easily it can spread. Epidemiologists often use this tool to assess new strains of the flu.
An easily-transmitted illness that kills a small percentage of the people it infects can still cause a lot of deaths. If an illness is n’t very severe, but it’s highly transmissible, it can still be devastating.
Who named the illness caused by the coronavirus covid-19. The who named it as’K’ and’frivo-19′ for the year when the disease emerged.
Between 160 to 214 million people will be infected in the US. Between 200,000 and 1.7 million people could die. That does n’t take into account actions taken to slow down the outbreak.
The symptoms of covid-19 have ranged from mild, like those in a cold, to severe. Around 80 percent of confirmed cases are mild. It’s still possible that there are many more mild cases of the illness that have n’t been flagged.
2 or 3 percent of people who get sick with covid-19 die, though it’s too early to say for sure. By comparison, 14 to 15 percent of those who got sick from SARS died.
Most deaths in this outbreak have been in older people and those who have underlying health issues, like heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes. Around 14 percent of people over the age of 80 who get sick will die, for example.
The new coronavirus is moving rapidly around the world. It spreads quickly in contained environments like on the cruise ship the diamond princess.
Early evidence suggested that the virus jumps between people who are in close contact with each other. It also probably spreads when an infected person sneezes or coughs. If these droplets make it into another person’s eyes, mouth or nose, they can get sick.
Early research shows that the virus can linger on surfaces such as plastic and stainless steel for a few days. The virus does n’t appear to stay infectious on cardboard for longer than a day – so packages should be safe.
The new coronavirus does n’t appear to spread through the air. Certain hospital procedures can artificially create airborne viruses, but that does not happen normally.
Neither sars-cov classic nor sars-2/hcov19 normally form aerosols. These are only generated under very specific circumstances during certain hospital procedures.
A study of nine people in Germany with mild cases of covid-19 found that they had high levels of the virus in their throats before they felt very sick. That may mean that people can spread the virus before they know they have it.
Chinese officials have said that they have seen cases where people with the virus infected others before they started showing symptoms. Research out of China showed that people without symptoms still have high levels of the virus in their throats and noses.
Evidence shows that people spreading the virus before they feel sick probably is n’t affecting the outbreak much, says the who manager. Evidence shows people spreading virus before feeling sick probably does n’t affect the outbreak, says Maria Van kerkhove.
Each sick person will go on to infect, on average, between 1.4 and 2.5 additional people, the who says. Other teams of researchers have published their own estimates.
The r0 is the mathematical representation of how well an infection might be able to spread. For comparison, the r0 for SARS was between two and five. The higher the number, the easier the disease is to spread.
There are n’t any proven treatments for covid-19. remdesivir is an antiviral medication originally developed to treat Ebola. There are clinical trials testing it in patients in China and in the US.
Research teams and pharmaceutical companies are working to develop a vaccine that can protect people from infection. However, vaccine development takes a long time.
If you’re older or have a chronic health condition, you might want to stay away from crowded places, and postpone any unnecessary travel.
If you do n’t stay home and away from others, you could pass it on to someone who might get really sick. It’s so important to stay home if you’re not feeling well.
The measures help blunt the impact of an outbreak by slowing the virus. If fewer people get sick at once, it’s easier for healthcare providers to give everyone good care.
The CDC recommends that older adults or anyone who might be more at risk of having a severe case of covid-19 should avoid unnecessary travel. Older adults and anyone who may be at risk should avoid travel?.
Level 4 is the most severe warning issued. It applies only to areas with a’greater likelihood of life-threatening risks’. Us citizens currently in China should’consider leaving using commercial means’.
There are level 3 travel advisories for China, Iran, Italy and South Korea. The CDC recommends people avoid non-essential travel to those countries.
Many countries have travel restrictions in place and are placing travelers in quarantine if they’re suspected of having the disease. Travelers should prepare for their plans to be disrupted if the situation changes.
All flights from China to the US are being diverted to seven airports. Any US citizen who has traveled to China will be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.
Any foreign national who has traveled to China in the past 14 days will not be allowed to enter the US. President Trump said countries should not restrict travel or trade in their response to the virus.
Foreign nationals who have traveled to Iran and certain European countries in the past 14 days will not be allowed to enter the US. The US also placed travel restrictions on Iran, and restrictions on travel from Europe.
The US secretary of health and Human Services declared a public health emergency in response to the coronavirus at the end of January. President Trump declared a federal emergency in March.
The virus is spreading through the country. Multiple States and counties have made emergency declarations. Hot spots include a nursing home in Washington state, New Rochelle, New York.
There are cases in multiple states in people who did not have contact with a person known to be infected with covid-19. The source of those illnesses is unknown, and it may mean the virus is spreading through communities in the United States.
Cdc guidelines originally did not allow testing unless a sick person had been in a country with ongoing spread of the virus could be tested. That delayed the diagnosis of patients who did not have those risk factors. Doctors can use their best judgement based on a patient’s symptoms and location to decide if the patient should be tested.