Corona virus in china:
According to the state media, in the city of Wuhan there is identify an unknown type of corona virus that is causing pneumonia in Chinese. Corona virus is also related to the same family of SARS and MERS virus. It’s causing disease in people. Other than Chinese the disease causing corona virus is also appeared in United States. According to the Centers for Disease control and prevention (CDC) identifies the first case of this virus and now about 291 cases are reported.
What is a corona virus?
Basically the meaning of corona is crown. The name of corona is given after the crown shaped viruses that seen under microscope. It was declared by Bhanu Dus, MD that is an infectious disease specialist at St. Jude Medical Center in Placentia, California. He also said that corona virus is not as much severe and cause severe diseases but the can be mild to moderate. But basic attack of this virus can be seen in the form of common cold or the infection in upper respiratory tract illnesses. This is also cleared that it can infect people at any point of their lives. The death rates are estimated about 10 percent for people due to SARS and 30 percent for people with MERS. The research and study is continued on these types of viruses. As SARS and MERS viruses are closely related to this virus. Bhayani said that “he has wrong feeling that this is going to be a new virus”.
Chinese death toll and how its infection rising?
On January 26, in united state the numbers of patients with this virus have been confirmed. According to CDC, they have confirmed that 5 patients are travel in this to united state. CDC team has investigated to the patients from where they came and the closely contact with any other person who has this virus. These people are found in Arizona and California. CDC team is working to support them and to investigate on the reasons.
According to Reuters, It is observed that there is no any other infection found in people from Monday but approximately 110 cases with this virus are currently under observation in Unites States. The most recent fatality that is observed it was in a 50 years old man. He was living in Beijing and traveled to Wuhan. Due to sought medical attention he tested by doctor and after 1 day the man was confirmed with corona virus. Due to this disease of respiratory failure he died on Monday.
According to CNN, the second death is occurred on island province of Hainan. The 80 year old woman from Wuhan who was on island is observed with same death reason.
The World Health Organization’s has been confirmed the number of cases that are found in different countries such as Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong, Taipei, China, Macau, United state and Republic of Korea. After investigation it’s stated that all people with these cases were traveled to Wuhan.
The WHO said in a statement that it is also expected to find these cases in many other countries. They given suggestion that all countries should be prepared for containment, include active surveillance, early detection, isolation and case management, contact tracing and prevention of onward spread of 2019 nCoV infection.
Level 3 health warning issued for Wuhan:
The CDC cleared the people about health warning regarding travel to Wuhan, China to a level 3. They stopped the people to not travel Wuhan. According to the CDC they have given suggestions such as:
- Chinese should not travel to Wuhan. They have also closed transport in and out of Wuhan; it may include buses, subways, trains and the international airports.
- According to the preliminary information, they have suggested that older people with health problems have more risks to get severe disease from this virus.
- It is also confirmed that it can transmit from person to person.
Director General of WHO said that there is human to human transmission in China but now they should be careful to make limited contact with family groups and health workers especially infected people. But they are also not sure that it will not happen in China and outside China the human to human transmission. According to a report in China, they have banned on vehicles to make any transportation in and out of Wuhan. Even they are also unknown by the exact source of this virus.
Tests rule out MERS and SARS:
According to WHO, the observed cases of pneumonia in Wuhan, the corona virus is pointed as possible pathogen that are causing this cluster, this information was provided by Chinese authorities.
According to Chinese authorities, SARS-CoV, influenza, avian influenza, adenovirus and some other common infection agents test are ruled out in laboratory. According to previous history after the tests, about 8000 people were indicated with the infection of SARS virus and 800 people died in 2002 pandemic. It is estimated that about 40 countries get infected with SARS virus in 2002 and 2003. In Saudi Arabia, the same type of virus was indicated with a similar outbreak of MERS in 2013.
According to the WHO, MERS is identifies as the reasons of about 800 people’s death throughout the world. Corona virus has a large family of viruses. They can easily transmit from person to person and they also cause less severe diseases such as common cold or influenza, cough, headache etc. but it can also cause severe diseases in some people.
Corona virus’s infection link to local food market:
It is observed that in China media reported that there is a local wholesale seafood market. The people who get illness in December they were sellers of that market. This market is indicated as the reason from which the virus may transmit. It’s has been shut down now according to the CDC. It is also stated that the transmission of that virus started from animal to human at that particular area of China.