Wuhan virus update. In addition to our updates below, see other Wuhan Virus Updates: the Wikipedia Wuhan virus timeline and/or the Coronavirus.app site for the latest updates for the graph and the BNONews for a map of the spread. Experts are warning that it will become a global pandemic without heavy travel bans.
Feb 21, 2020 – The Wuhan coronavirus has claimed at least 2,360 lives with 77,815 confirmed cases world wide.
Feb 19, 2020 – The Wuhan coronavirus has claimed at least 2,121 lives with 75,668 confirmed cases world wide.
Feb 18, 2020 – The Wuhan coronavirus has claimed at least 2,009 lives with 75,199 confirmed cases world wide.
Feb 16, 2020 – The Wuhan coronavirus has claimed at least 1,770 lives with 71,231 confirmed cases world wide.
Feb 15, 2020 – The Wuhan coronavirus has claimed at least 1,527 lives with 67,192 confirmed cases world wide.
Feb 11, 2020 – The Wuhan coronavirus has claimed at least 1,018 lives with 43,116 confirmed cases world wide.
Feb 6, 2020 – The Wuhan coronavirus has claimed at least 639 lives with 31,481 confirmed cases world wide.
Feb 5, 2020 – The Wuhan coronavirus has claimed at least 565 lives with 28,281 confirmed cases world wide. Most fatalities (549) are in Hubei province, China (including Wuhan) at this time.
News: Bill Gates has stepped up to make a huge contribution to fight this virus. The Bill and Melinda Dates foundation will donate up to $100 million “to improve detection, isolation and treatment efforts; protect at-risk populations in Africa and South Asia; and accelerate the development of vaccines, drugs and diagnostics.”
News: An AI predicts that the Coronavirus could infect 2.5 billion and kill 53 million, but it probably won’t. (Forbes)
News: Tencent briefly lists 154,023 infections and 24,589 deaths from Wuhan Coronavirus with a date of 2/1/2020. Probably just an error? It has people wondering. (Source)
Feb 4, 2020 – The Wuhan coronavirus has claimed at least 492 lives with 24,553 confirmed cases world wide. Most fatalities (479) are in Hubei province, China (including Wuhan) at this time.
Feb 3, 2020 – The Wuhan coronavirus has claimed at least 426 lives with 19,843 confirmed cases world wide.
Feb 2, 2020 – The Wuhan coronavirus has now claimed 361 lives with 16,758 confirmed cases world wide.
Jan 30, 2020 – The Wuhan coronavirus has now claimed 213 lives with 9,100 confirmed cases world wide.
Jan 28, 2020 – This virus from China has now claimed 132 lives with 6,062 confirmed cases world wide.
Timeline of News on the Wuhan Virus
Jan 27, 2020
- – Estimates say 5 million people left Wuhan before the quarantine.
Jan 25, 2020
- – A doctor Liang Wudong, at Hubei Xinhua Hospital reportedly died from the disease.
- – The death toll is 56 with over 1,900 people confirmed to have the disease. Millions are on lock-down in at least three major cities in China.
Jan 24, 2020
- – Wuhan began the ambitious task of building a 1,000-bed hospital in just 10 days to treat victims of the epidemic. It will be made of per-fabricated blocks.
Jan 23, 2020
- – The Hollywood Reporter said China is temporarily closing all 70,000 movie theaters.
- – Six cities in China are quarantined keeping millions of people in these cities.
- – Shanghai Disney offered refunds or reschedules.
- – The popular Forbidden City where 19 million people per year typically is to be closed.
- – Chinese authorities have suspended air and rail travel in the area around Wuhan.
- – The Department of State ordered the departure of all non-emergency U.S. personnel and their family members.
Jan 22, 2020
- The first Chinese patient to recover from a new deadly virus, Mr Huang, 23, works in a train station, had treatment in the intensive care units in Wuhan.
Jan 21, 2020
- – The first case of the virus has been reported in a patient in Seattle, Washington by Reuters.
- – Genetics say the virus may have originated from snakes, which are eaten by the Chinese.
Jan 19, 2020
- – On Sunday, more than 10,000 families gathered in Wuhan for a banquet to mark the Lunar New Year.
Jan 17, 2020
- – A YouTube post shows a doctor reportedly collapsing from exhaustion.
- – Hundreds of recorded infections in Wuhan, China
Avoid anyone with the flu if you can and wear an N95 rated face mask if you must have contact with anyone with flu symptoms. This is highly recommended over the next three months as this thing spreads around the world and hopefully burns itself out. An N95 mask in any public place might not be a bad idea given the unknown infectious period and the incubation period of up to 14 days before symptoms appear.
The SARS-like Chinese corona virus, being called the Wuhan Virus, has resulted in the quarantine of the entire city of Wuhan, population of 11 million people. The situation in the quarantined cities is very tense at times. One video showed women fighting over food in a market with everyone wearing masks. Other reports said there is plenty of food in the stores and people are remaining fairly calm, but obviously concerned.
Wuhan Virus Update
BNONews.com has a good live updates map of cases and numbers of deaths in different areas from this outbreak. For official data, assessments, counter-measures, and recommendations, see the WHO daily situation reports.
Frequent Questions About the Wuhan Virus
Where did it originate?
Early analysis says Scientific American, suggests it came from zoonotic transfer, in this case, humans eating animals that had the virus. The 2019-nCoV virus’s protein genetic codes, on initial analysis, were most similar to, surprisingly, to those in snakes. Snakes were sold as food in the .
How many are infected?
There are many people including some scientists who are saying the number of people infected is much larger than what is being acknowledged. See the top of this story for the current numbers.
What are the Symptoms?
The CDC says it can take from 2 up to 14 days for symptoms to show up. The symptoms were at first reported to be similar to the flu: fever, fatigue, cough, at times with pneumonia symptoms, and possibly difficulty breathing. A temperature is typical but there have also been cases where a person with the virus and other symptoms did not have a fever. New symptoms being reported include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and conjunctivitis. The latest Wuhan virus update may modify these symptoms.
Is there a Vaccine?
Does it spread between people?
Yes. The WHO confirmed that the new virus can be passed between people in close contact according to MedicalExpress. Unfortunately, the outbreak hit right before the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations.
How does it spread, exactly?
As a coronavirus, it spreads via water droplets through the air, from one person’s respiratory tract to another’s, the same way as the flu.
How deadly is it?
As yet it is too early to compare the new virus with the death rate of SARS (10%) which it most resembled or or the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS 30%), in terms of how lethal it might be. Almost half of the people who died were over 80 years old or who had been sick in the past according to SCMP.
How can you prevent it?
Wear a mask. Masks are so much in demand that the entire country of Taiwan has stopped exporting its face masks.
Employees at the Shanghai factory where America’s 3M Co. makes its surgical masks in China are working overtime to meet skyrocketing demand for the protective product as the deadly Wuhan coronavirus spreads throughout Asia. – CBSNews
For health care workers in contact with coronavirus patients, the CDC recommends a more specialized type of mask, one individually fitted to a person’s face to create a seal and that filters out 95 percent of particles that at least 0.3 microns in diameters. (A micron is 1/1,000th of a millimeter.) This type of mask is called N95. – NBCNews
Watching this develop for many hours today, it seems to True Strange News that it may go global. Avoid anyone who may have had contact with anyone from the area for a few weeks at least, since it can take up to 14 days for symptoms to show up.
How can you kill this virus?
Coronavirus will reportedly “die” in 30 minutes in a temperature of (56 C) 132.8 F which can be used to sterilize items. Ether, 75 percent Ethanol or a disinfectant containing Chlorine can effectively kill the virus. Viruses differ in their susceptibility and resistance to disinfectants. To make your own disinfectant that will kill this virus, add one tablespoon of bleach to one quart of water. Cleaning should include all “high-touch” surfaces, including things like counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and bedside tables.
What if they run out of hospital space?
In China, a new hospital in Wuhan is being built very rapidly. Australia will use Christmas Island as a quarantine area.
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