The rapid spread of the deadly coronavirus has become a map, and China today confirms another 25 deaths from viral disease.
The map was created by Johns Hopkins University in response to the ongoing public health emergency and to “visualize and track reported cases on a daily time scale.”
The interactive map shows the more than 4400 confirmed cases of Coronavirus worldwide, with the largest circles related to most infected people.
More than 45 cases have been confirmed in other parts of the world. Almost all involve Chinese tourists or people who visited Wuhan, where the outbreak originated.
Sri Lanka confirmed its first case yesterday. Infections have also been confirmed in Australia, the United States, Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Nepal, France and Canada.
WHO was first informed of an outbreak of “pneumonia of unknown cause” on December 31 of last year after being detected in the city of Wuhan, China.
Wuhan, in Hubei Province, is the seventh largest city in China with 11 million inhabitants.
Four weeks later, the virus has exploded worldwide, infecting thousands and killing more than 100 people.
China confirmed today that 25 more people were killed by the disease, raising the total to at least 106. According to the National Health Commission of the nation, another 976 people were in serious condition.
The new total includes the first death in Beijing, the Chinese capital, yesterday and 24 new deaths in Hubei province.
The US consulate UU. In Wuhan, where authorities cut most of the access on January 22 in an effort to contain the disease, he was preparing to get his diplomats and some Americans out of the city.
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Japan, France and Mongolia and other governments were also preparing evacuations.
Over the weekend, the Minister of the National Health Commission of China, Ma Xiaowei, said the virus’s ability to spread seemed to be “somewhat stronger.”
It is now believed that coronavirus can be transmitted before symptoms appear.
Ma said the virus incubation period varied up to 14 days and that the virus was infectious during this time.
The Australian authorities urge anyone who has developed fever or respiratory symptoms within 14 days after the trip to China that they should see their GP immediately.
People are also told to call ahead and inform the clinic of their symptoms so that precautions are taken.
The NSW chief of health, Dr. Kerry Chant, said yesterday that any child who has been in contact with a person confirmed by having a new coronavirus should not attend school or daycare for 14 days after the last contact with the person infected.
She said that healthy children who had traveled to China would not be told to stay home when classes returned, but should be carefully monitored for symptoms.
“The most common symptom is fever,” said Dr. Chant.
China’s increasingly drastic containment efforts began with the suspension of airplane, train and bus links to Wuhan.
This blockade has expanded to 17 cities with more than 50 million people in the measures of control of diseases of greater scope never imposed.
China extended the Lunar New Year holiday, the country’s busiest travel season, from three days to Sunday to keep the public at home and reduce the risk of spreading the infection.
– with AAP