China Mystery Virus Takes Second Life In Wuhan
CHINA MYSTERY VIRUS – The deadly SARS-like virus outbreak in China that struck dozens has taken its second life.
In a previous article, we could recall that the mysterious virus has found its way to Japan. On Thursday, Japanese authorities confirmed that a man who visited Wuhan was infected with the virus.
The man was in his 30s and lived in the coastal Kanagawa Prefecture. He developed a high fever on January 3 while he was in Wuhan. After three days, he returned to Japan positive for the virus.
In Wuhan, the central Chinese city believed to be ground-zero for the mysterious virus, a 69-year-old man has infected with the virus has died.
The new strain of coronavirus shares the same properties as that of the deadly severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
According to a report from Aljazeera, two other cases were detected in Thailand and Japan. Patients from both countries visited Wuhan prior to their hospitalization.
However, health authorities from Wuhan have yet to confirm any human-to-human transmissions of the virus. But, they said the possibility cannot be excluded.
Based on a statement from a World Health Organization (WHO) doctor, it would not be surprising if there was “some limited human-to-human transmission”.
The interesting thing here is that both patients from Japan and Thailand did not visit the seafood market where the virus was first recorded.
But, health officials said that it was still possible that the patients from Thailand and Japan may have come in contact with a person infected with the virus.
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