Health Authorities In China Reports New Cases Of Virus Outbreak In Wuhan
CHINA VIRUS OUTBREAK – Chinese health authorities confirmed on Saturday that 4 more cases of the SARS-like mystery virus believed to be a new strain of the coronavirus in the city of Wuhan.
Wuhan was believed to be ground zero for the virus outbreak. In a previous article, we learned that a second individual had died because of the mystery virus.
Following that development, several Asian countries have been on high alert for travelers coming from Wuhan. US airports have even begun screening for people coming in from China.
Now, Chinese health authorities said that 4 individuals were diagnosed with pneumonia on Thursday and were in stable condition. But, on Saturday, they marked the first confirmation of new cases of the virus.
According to an article by ABS-CBN, there were about 50 people who have been infected. So far, it only included individuals who traveled to or lived in Wuhan.
However, the World Health Organization (WHO) had warned of a possible wider outbreak. This concern was raised due to the upcoming celebration of the Lunar New Year.
Many of China’s residents would be traveling overseas during the Lunar New Year holidays. This concerned authorities that the disease might spread to other parts of the world.
Two Asian countries, Japan and Thailand, had already confirmed cases of the virus. Two individuals were from Thailand and one was from Japan.
A seafood market in Wuhan was believed to be the starting point for the virus. However, 45 patients stated that they deny being exposed to the market.
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