Experts Suggest Around 100,000 People Already Infected With Wuhan Coronavirus
100,000 PEOPLE INFECTED – China is now suffering from a massive outbreak of the new coronavirus that started in Wuhan.
Based on an article from the Independent, experts suggest that the actual number of infected could be much higher than what the government has reported.
Previous reports have stated that the number of infected has ballooned to over 2000 individuals. However, according to Neil Ferguson from the Imperial College in London, there could be around 100,000 already infected.
Meanwhile, the University of Hong Kong suggested that the figure was along 43,000 people. In addition, US health officials have also expressed their concerns with the virus.
Following this, the US State Department had raised its travel warning to Level 3. This warns passengers to “reconsider travel” to China as the virus remained rampant.
The State Department had also issued a Level 4 advisory for the city of Wuhan. This is the most severe level as passengers are urged not to travel to that area.
As per the report, non-essential US personnel have already been evacuated from that area. This meant that Americans who are still in the area may have difficulties getting help.
Health officials in the US warned American lawmakers that they are far from having the coronavirus situation under control.
The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that there are potentially up to 110 cases of the virus within 22 states. With this, Senator Richard Blumenthal stated that the US should be “worried and concerned about the potential epidemic”.
So far, there have been no new cases of coronavirus confirmed in the US. However, the CDC feared that the number would continue to climb.
Despite the massive impact in China, the CDC emphasized that the risk to Americans was low. But, there’s still a lot of information to be learned about the virus.
We need to be preparing as if this is a pandemic, but I continue to hope that it is notDr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.
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