The novel coronavirus is now a 'public health emergency of international concern,' killing more than 1,600 people and infecting more than 69,000 worldwide. Here's what makes this strain so unusual and what you can do to protect yourself.
CNN News, delivered. Select from our newsletters below and enter your email to subscribe.(CNN)The novel coronavirus is now a"public health emergency of international concern," killing more than 1,600 people and infecting more than 69,000 worldwide. Even worse: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expects this virus to keep spreading beyond this year. Here's what makes this strain so unusual and what you can do to protect yourself. Why is this coronavirus different? There are many kinds of coronaviruses, including some that cause the common cold. Read MoreCDC prepares for a widespread outbreak in the USBut this deadly strain is called a"novel" coronavirus because it has not previously been identified in humans. It's unusual for several reasons: -- Scientists believe this type of coronavirus jumped from a different animal to humans, which is rare. -- It then became transmissible from human to human, which is even more rare.-- An infected person might not show symptoms for up to 14 days after exposure. That's especially worrisome because this novel coronavirus can be transmitted while a person still isn't showing any symptoms.What are the symptoms? Some coronavirus test kits aren't working as expected, CDC says Fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat and trouble breathing are some of the most common symptoms of the novel coronavirus. "It can be more severe for some persons and can lead to pneumonia or breathing difficulties," the World Health Organization says. "More rarely, the disease can be fatal. Older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as diabetes and heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus."How can you protect yourself? WHO declares coronavirus a public health emergency of international concernIn general, the public should do"what you do every cold and flu season," said Dr. John Wiesman, the health secretary in Washington state -- where the first US case of Wuhan coronavirus was confirmed. That includes washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If you're the one feeling sick, cover your entire mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. But don't use your hands. Use either your bent elbow or a tissue that you throw away immediately afterward.WHO also recommends staying at least 3 feet or 1 meter away from anyone who may be infected. Is there a cure for novel coronavirus? No. Patients can be treated and may recover from their symptoms, but there is no known cure for the novel coronavirus yet. What about a vaccine? Scientists are working on a vaccine, but don't expect it anytime soon. China's ties with World Health Organization under scrutinyThe US National Institutes of Health is trying to develop one, but says it will take at least a few months before clinical trials start and more than a year until a vaccine might actually become available.Separately, scientists in Texas, New York and China are also trying to create a vaccine, said Dr. Peter Hotez, a vaccine scientist at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.But the challenge is daunting, Hotez said."The lesson we've learned is coronavirus infections are serious and one of the newest and biggest global health threats." CNN's Elizabeth Cohen, Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Jacqueline Howard contributed to this report. Read more: CNN
Cant China do a favor to the world and stop its citizens from flying abroad altogether until they contain this mess? Why do they pop up everywhere and spread this coronavirus? Why do they travel now instead of staying put and containing it? 69... I'm pretty sure 1,600 is off by at least a factor of 10. AT LEAST. In China, police are arresting people for leaving their homes, or failing to wear a mask, or complaining about how it's being handled. CCP is bad, but doesn't do that for a typical flu virus.
China sneezes and the world catches a cold Pray heard and God is gonna for give us this 😂😂😂😂😂 Asian women still have the tightest coochie on the planet rossipresidente Ecco i motivi per cui una quarantena/sorveglianza sanitaria stretta obbligatoria è necessaria 早く!!!ワクチンの開発をだね ペットなどにも感染しているのかな? の若月陽子さん ダイヤモンドプリンセス号をわざと日本のクルーズ船と書くのをやめて下さい！ アメリカ船のウエステルダム号は ウィルス検査もせずに乗船客を下船させて 世界中にコロナウィルスを撒き散らしました。 この船の事も書いたらいかがですか？
Coronavirus news and live updates: More than 67,000 cases globally - CNNThe novel coronavirus has infected more than 67,000 people globally, and more than 1,500 people have died. Follow the latest updates: If CNN says it, then don’t believe it. To all the foreign viewers that believe CNN’s propaganda about them being America’s news network and the most trusted name in news...IT’S A LIE! CNN is considered FAKE NEWS in the US and the enemy of the people. Here’s their ratings.. The numbers go up every few hours and I believe we are not hearing the truth. WHEN LEADER OF WORLD'S OLDEST DEMOCRACY POTUS ARRIVES IN INDIA HE MUST LAUD SENTIMENT OF WORLD'S LARGEST DEMOCRACY TO LEND HELPING HAND TO WORLD'S LARGEST COMMUNIST COUNTRY! PEOPLE OVER POLITICS,PLEASE,IS THE CRY OF THE MODERN WORLD GOING INTO THE FUTURE🌌
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Coronavirus outbreak: Latest news on the global epidemic - CNNMedical workers combating the coronavirus in China say many of their colleagues have gone from treating patients to becoming patients themselves. David_Culver reports. David_Culver Yikes David_Culver Send ANTIFA over there to help. David_Culver Situation wrosting day by day
Coronavirus news and live updates: More than 69,000 cases globally - CNNHands up who else read it as Dr Luigi Mario Gov’t officials don’t look at the reality that most don’t put on masks at shopping malls, trains, buses, amusement parks. Silly.
Coronavirus news and live updates: Global cases top 69,000 - CNNWow 70k ppl infected and not even 2000 deaths? Starting to think the media is blowing this out of proportion. Pneumonia kills more That they know of!
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