Olympic boxing qualifier in China scrapped over virus


The news comes as the World Health Organization was meeting in Geneva Wednesday to determine whether the virus, which causes respiratory illness like pneumonia, is an worldwide health emergency. A total of 15 thermal detectors have been set up in the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport, and 20 thermal detectors have been installed at three major railway stations of the city.

Nearly 20 days later, the virus had spread to other countries through private travelling individuals whose health status had been unconfirmed.

The CDC said it is developing guidance for clinicians for testing and treatment of the strain of virus now in circulation, called 2019-nCoV, and they are working with industry to create a diagnostic test designed to detect it in clinical specimens. Symptoms include fever, coughing and difficulty breathing.

"I don't want to comment on other countries' efforts but at this stage I can say that any suggestion that the outbreak is under control is saying too much", Saijo added.

In addition, Chinese authorities said one patient is believed to have infected up to 14 health professionals at one hospital, suggesting the virus might be spread more easily than previously thought. They said the province has confirmed 444 cases there.

Travellers from the area of China at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak will be separated from other passengers on arrival at Heathrow Airport as United Kingdom health chiefs step up their response.

The U.S.is the fifth country to report a case of the illness, following China, Thailand, Japan, and South Korea.

Although coronavirus has dominated headlines across the world, most people are still struggling to figure out what the virus is and its symptoms.

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U.S. President Donald Trump, who was attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, has told media that he trusts the information coming out of China on coronavirus and that the situation was under control. Low-priced carrier Scoot said it's made arrangements to distribute a health advisory to all passengers arriving from Wuhan.

However, they are stepping up messaging and screening at airports, and B.C.'s provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says quarantine officers are available at Vancouver International Airport to respond to any sick passengers.

Most people will come into contact with a coronavirus during their lifetime, and symptoms clear on their own, with medical intervention rarely necessary.

Sampling DNA from animals sold at the market and from wild snakes and bats is needed to confirm the origin of the virus.

Fears that China's latest coronavirus outbreak could disrupt travel industry, aviation in particular, are widespread, even as airlines gear up following the threat of a new coronavirus originating from Wuhan, China. This was possible because while in the animal host, the virus had acquired a series of genetic mutations that allowed it to infect and multiply inside humans.

The patient is a man in his 30s who traveled to Wuhan, China, the city at the center of the current outbreak.

There is also two confirmed cases in China's special administrative region Hong Kong.

Footage on state broadcaster CCTV showed Wuhan medical staff in full-body protective suits, gloves and plastic face visors as they registered patients.