Coronavirus: A new threat to the world
On 31st December, the Who China Country Office was informed of cases of Pneumonia unknown etiology detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. According to WHO "From 31st December 2019 through 3rd January 2020, a total of 44 case-patients with pneumonia with unknown etiology". During this period, the causal agent was not identified. A week later on 7 January, Chinese authorities confirmed that they had identified a new virus. The new virus is a coronavirus, which is a family of viruses that includes the common cold, and viruses such as SARS and MERS.
On 11 and 12 January 2020 National Health Commission provided further details regarding the unknown etiology to WHO that outbreak is due to the seafood market in Wuhan City. China also shared information on the genetic consequences of the novel Coronavirus and developing specific Diagnostics Kit... After it's an outbreak in China, several other countries like Thailand, Japan, the Republic of Korea United Stated Of America, Hong Kong, Taipei, Macau Special Administration Region, Singapore Canada, France, Nepal Malaysia Australia, Germany, France reported cases of Coronavirus according to World Health Organization. The cases here were believed to be exported from Wuhan City, China. The virus is also called 2019-nCov, temporarily.
As of 23 January 2020, the number of confirmed cases increased by 267 cases since the last situation report. Chinese health authorities have confirmed that twenty-five per cent of cases were seriously ill. There is evidence that this virus spreads from human to human visit exchange of fluids from the respiratory tract and also cross-generation of cases. Owing to a case in Vietnam where there was a family member of a confirmed case who visited Wuhan. Even health workers cannot escape from this grave virus. WHO assesses that China is at high risk of this epidemic.
According to the latest situation report drafted by World Health Organization (WHO), there are at present 2798 confirmed cases of Coronavirus globally, 2741 confirmed alone, 5794 suspected, 461severe,80 deaths and all only pertains to China alone. WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghenreyesus and colleagues are in Beijing to discuss with the government and health experts. The mission's aim is to understand the latest development and strength of the partnership with China. As of right now the current estimation of the incubation period of the virus range from 2-10 days, though the estimation will become more refined as more data will be available.
The health experts are trying to understand the fact when the infected patient may transmit the virus to others. WHO is continuously monitoring the development. Few of the symptoms of coronavirus are as follows-: