Mysterious new China virus spreading UPDATES: Japan, Thailand / 1700 affected…

Travelers from China are being screened at US airports for a mysterious new virus that’s killed 2 and sickened dozens

Passengers from China arriving in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York will be screened by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a mysterious new virus that’s killed two and sickened dozens in China.

The virus, which is similar to SARS and causes pneumonia-like symptoms, was identified late last year in Wuhan, China, a city 700 miles south of Beijing, and has been detected in Thailand and Japan.

Most of the patients are thought to have contracted the virus from animals, but person-to-person transmission appears to be possible, albeit less common.

www.businessinsider.com/new-disease-virus-china-us-airports-screening-cdc-2020-1?international=true&r=US&IR=T

 

Scientists with the MRC Center for Global Infectious Disease Analysis at Imperial College London warned that the number of cases in the city was approaching 1,700 – much higher than official estimates.

Three cases have been reported overseas – two in Thailand and one in Japan. India has issued a travel warning in light of the dangerous new virus on the move in the country, with officials boosting security and health screenings at Indian airports.

www.rt.com/news/478624-china-mysterious-virus-alert/

China reports 17 new cases of Sars-like mystery virus
Three of the new cases are severe, with experts worried about the disease’s spread ahead of lunar new year

www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/19/coronavirus-china-reports-17-new-cases-of-sars-like-mystery-virus?CMP=twt_a-world_b-gdnworld

CHINA REPORTS FIRST CASES OF NEW CORONAVIRUS IN BEIJING AND SHENZHEN — LOCAL MEDIA

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