U.S. airports begin screening against China's mysterious SARS-like virus


Ashuman Khowal, a businessman from Delhi, said Preeti Maheswari was being treated in the intensive care unit and is now on a ventilator and other supporting systems.

The clinical signs and symptoms are mainly fever with a few patients having difficulty in breathing, the Indian travel warning said.

So far this month, two men in their 60s have died of respiratory failure in Wuhan in the outbreak of a pneumonia-like illness.

The expansion of the outbreak in China comes during Asia's heavy travel season ahead of the Jan 25 Lunar New Year observance.

Hui said the risk of human-to-human transmission still appeared to be low, although he noted that the virus could mutate.

A number of countries are actively screening incoming travelers from Wuhan and exported cases have been confirmed in Japan and Thailand.

The disease, also known as the coronavirus, is alarming because of its connection to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, which killed almost 650 people across mainland China and Hong Kong from 2002-2003.

The United States said on Friday that it would begin screening efforts at three U.S. airports to track travellers from Wuhan who may have symptoms of the fever.

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There have been more than 60 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, but United Kingdom experts estimate a figure nearer 1,700.

Four more people have been diagnosed in an outbreak of viral pneumonia in Wuhan, China, as US health officials began screening airline passengers arriving in the USA from that area of China.

The authorities have said the outbreak of a new coronavirus is "preventable and controllable" which killed two and sickened many till now.

No human-to-human transmission has been confirmed so far, but Wuhan's health commission has said the possibility "cannot be excluded".

People arrive to Los Angeles International Airport after touchdown of an Air China flight from Beijing, which serves as a connector from Wuhan, China to Los Angeles, on the first day of health screenings for coronavirus of travelers from Wuhan on January 18, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.

Though China's official number of those affected stands at 62, according to scientists at the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis at Imperial College of London, have stated that the official numbers are understated.

Most patients are experiencing mild symptoms, Li said, and no related cases have been found in more than 700 people who came into close contact with infected patients.

News about the outbreak was trending on Weibo, a microblogging platform in China, on Sunday morning.