China's Wuhan reports 17 new pneumonia cases


No need to restrict foreign travel due to new coronavirus from China - Health Ministry Sun, Jan 19, 2020, 12:06 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. Officials now believe it is spread from animals to people. Some of the virus types cause less serious disease, while some - such as the one behind Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) - are far more severe.

Authorities have tracked more than 700 people who were in close contact with infected patients.

Among those 17 cases, three were described as "severe", two patients are too critical to be moved, authorities said, AFP reported.

Airport authorities in the United States as well as most Asian nations are screening passengers from Wuhan.

But the health commission in Wuhan also acknowledged on Sunday that some people who had come down with the virus had no exposure to the market.

The centers for disease control and prevention have sent 100 employees to three different airports to check passengers from China, fearing that they may have contracted the mysterious new virus plaguing the country, reports CNN.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause infections ranging from the common cold to SARS.

Investigations are continuing, aimed at identifying the source of the new Coronavirus.

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According to World Health Organization, the situation is evolving and preliminary investigations suggest link to the sea food market.

After the most recent death was reported, online discussion spread in China over the severity of the Wuhan coronavirus - and how much information the government may be hiding from the public.

About 11 million people live in Wuhan and the city serves as a major transport hub, including during the annual Lunar New Year holiday, when hundreds of millions of Chinese people travel across the country to visit family.

The agency notes the overall risk to Canadians is low, there are no direct flights from Wuhan to Canada and the volume of travellers arriving indirectly from the city is low.

At least a half-dozen countries in Asia have started screening incoming airline passengers from central China.

He said the doctors said she was being treated for the infection in the intensive care unit and is now on a ventilator and other supporting systems.

It is thought pneumonia probably spread from animals to people but officials aren't ruling out the possibility of human-to-human transmission which would mean it would spread much faster.