Researchers from Northeastern University and elsewhere have launched online maps that track the spread and risk of the new coronavirus outbreak. The declaration comes after a 13-fold rise in the number of cases outside China in the past two weeks, and a trebling of countries affected — but does not change WHO strategy for tackling spread of the virus, director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in an 11 March press briefing.
Schneider, who has a doctorate in bioengineering, told the Agence France-Press she was sharing her story to give people a little bit of hope.” Her story is more common than one might think: US health authorities say 80% of cases have been mild The remaining cases that needed hospitalization affected mainly citizens over the age of 60 and those with pre-existing conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or lung disease.
Although scientists in China say they've been able to grow the virus in the lab, they have not yet shared samples with international researchers — they have shared only the virus's genetic sequence, says Julian Druce, head of the Virus Identification Laboratory at the Doherty Institute.
Investors in Asia-Pacific markets remained worried about the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on global growth prospects, taking cues from the overnight performance coronavirus live on Wall Street where stocks plummeted Australia's benchmark ASX 200 fell 7%, the Nikkei 225 in Japan was down 6.98% and South Korea's Kospi index declined 6.15%.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to the following regions that the Spanish Ministry of Health have designated as areas of community transmission of coronavirus: Madrid and La Rioja, and the municipalities of La Bastida and Vitoria (both in the Basque Country) and Miranda de Ebro (in Castilla y León).
I just had a freak out last night where I said, 'I can't be complicit in the spreading of the virus to the vulnerable parts of our community,” said Aaron Adams, whose meat- and dairy-free restaurant Farm Spirit will close after service Saturday, March 14.
The dashboard works by pulling in and visualizing data from official bodies including the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the U.S. , Europe, and China, as well as China's National Health Commission.