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Coronavirus : Reports from Wuhan say up to 3,000 people may be sick
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Cathy Vikulchik 2020-01-26 at 08:05

The epidemic in China is likely much broader than official statistics currently suggest and a global spread appears inevitable. The Wuhan coronavirus outbreak could be 10 TIMES worse than the 2003 SARS epidemic that left 775 dead. There are fears that the coronavirus might spread more widely during the week-long lunar new year holidays, which started on 24 January, when millions of Chinese travel home to celebrate, but the festivities have largely been cancelled and Wuhan and other Chinese cities are in lockdown. At the moment, it appears that people in poor health are at greatest risk, as is always the case with flu. A key concern is the range of severity of symptoms --some people appear to suffer only mild illness while others are becoming severely ill. This makes it more difficult to establish the true numbers infected and the extent of transmission between people. But the authorities will be keen to stop the spread and will be anxious that the virus could become more potent than it so far appears.

What is the coronavirus and how worried should we be?

What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it relate to Sars, and at what point should you go to the doctor?
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Cathy Vikulchik 2020-01-26 at 07:38

The Wuhan coronavirus epidemic is far more serious than you would imagine
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