By Lisa Haven
The death toll from the Wuhan coronavirus has risen to 17, as 630 more cases have been confirmed. Currently five cities in China are under lockdown and quarantine and food is disappearing off the shelves in these cities as panic sets in.
The virus has spread to other countries including: America, Japan, Scotland, Thailand, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, … and I’m sure we’ll be adding to the list daily.
In the US the first man was diagnosed in Seattle, Washington, and passengers are now being screened in Atlanta, JFK, San Francisco, Chicago O’Hare, New York, and Las Angelas airports.
Leading officials at the World Health Organization had an emergency meeting in Geneva to decide whether the quickly developing outbreak constitutes a “public health emergency of international concern,” and what recommendations should be made regarding it, including potential cross-border screening, greater surveillance and rolling out treatment programs. However no official emergency has been declared, yet. WHO has issued an “international public health emergency” before over other viruses including: Ebola, Swine Flu, and Zika.
Bottom line, is the nCoV2019 anything to worry about? If so, how do you protect yourself? All that and more in this report…
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