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posted by takyon on Thursday January 30 2020, @10:52PM   Printer-friendly
from the last-week dept.

Coronavirus declared global health emergency by WHO

The new coronavirus has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread outside China.

"The main reason for this declaration is not what is happening in China but what is happening in other countries," said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

The concern is that it could spread to countries with weaker health systems.

1st Person-To-Person Spread Of Coronavirus Has Occurred In U.S., CDC Says

Coronavirus: US reports first person-to-person transmission

Chicago health officials have reported the first US case of human-to-human transmission of the deadly coronavirus.

The new patient is the spouse of a Chicago woman who carried the infection back from Wuhan, China, the US Centers for Disease Control said on Thursday.

The discovery marks the second report of the virus in Illinois and the sixth confirmed case in the US.

This paper provides early estimates of 2019-nCoV epidemiological parameters: Novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV: early estimation of epidemiological parameters and epidemic predictions (open, DOI: 10.1101/2020.01.23.20018549) (DX)

Used model does not offer much grounds for optimism.

Previously:


Original Submission #1Original Submission #2Original Submission #3

 
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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 31 2020, @12:24AM (5 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 31 2020, @12:24AM (#951500)
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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 31 2020, @01:00AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 31 2020, @01:00AM (#951522)

    Pretty intense. Thanks for posting this.

  • (Score: 1) by fustakrakich on Friday January 31 2020, @02:10AM (3 children)

    by fustakrakich (6150) on Friday January 31 2020, @02:10AM (#951562) Journal

    Guess nobody cut off his internet yet...

    The story reads a little weird. The Andromeda Strain, maybe?

    And of course rumors are flying... [nzherald.co.nz]

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    • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Friday January 31 2020, @05:35PM

      by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Friday January 31 2020, @05:35PM (#951844) Journal

      I don't like it when rumors are flying.

      Rumors can be spread more quickly and efficiently over the internet.

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    • (Score: 2) by PartTimeZombie on Saturday February 01 2020, @11:17PM (1 child)

      by PartTimeZombie (4827) on Saturday February 01 2020, @11:17PM (#952549)

      I am amazed that the NZ Herald would dare to publish a story like that, considering the amount of dodgy Chinese money they take.

      • (Score: 1) by fustakrakich on Sunday February 02 2020, @12:34AM

        by fustakrakich (6150) on Sunday February 02 2020, @12:34AM (#952564) Journal

        They have a crowd of white nationalist that needs pandering also

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