WHO Warns nCoV Spread Outside China May Be ‘Tip of the Iceberg’
WHO – The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has cautioned that we may only be seeing the ‘tip of the iceberg.’
Hundreds of people died while thousands hospitalized due to the 2019 novel coronavirus. The virus was first recorded in Wuhan City, China. The city has been lockdown in a bid to stop the virus from spreading.
The bat soup was suspected as the root of the deadly virus. China’s government recently completed the makeshift hospital to treat infected patients.
In a previous article, China agreed to allow United States health experts to enter their country to help them stop the spread of the coronavirus. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the symptoms of the virus include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
The travelers in China take desperate measures to protect themselves against the nCoV.
Based on a report from Inquirer, the head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has warned and confirmed that the Wuhan virus can be transmitted to people who have never traveled to China. He said it could be the “tip of the iceberg.”
On Monday, he released a statement after members of WHO went to China for the “international expert mission.” The members of the organization help coordinate a response to the coronavirus crisis.
“There’ve been some concerning instances of onward #2019nCoV spread from people with no travel history to (China)…”
“The detection of a small number of cases may indicate more widespread transmission in other countries; in short, we may only be seeing the tip of the iceberg,” he said.
According to the report, the WHO head said that there is a chance that the spread of the coronavirus could accelerate. “Containment remains our objective, but all countries must use the window of opportunity created by the containment strategy to prepare for the virus’s possible arrival,” Ghebreyesus said.
WHO said the coronavirus spread outside China appeared to be slow and the number of the new cases of NCoV in the country had “stabilized” in the past few days.
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