Nearly 35,000 people suffer from coronaviruses worldwide and there are more than 720 dead, including Dr. Li Wenliang, silenced for warning about this disease.
The outbreak of the coronavirus is a worldwide threat. To date, there have been 722 deaths due to Wuhan virus (China) , and 30 thousand people as infected.
Since the end of last month the coronavirus has been treated as an international emergency by the World Health Organization ( WHO ). Keep the latest on this health crisis LIVE .
LIVE coronavirus | Saturday, February 8, 2020
8:28 Vladimir Putin orders to send a plane to China
A plane of the Russian Ministry of Emergencies left on Saturday to China with medicines and personal protective equipment on board, in order to support the Chinese authorities in the fight against the coronavirus.
8:17 The number of cases in France increases
Five new cases of contagion by the 2019-nCoV were confirmed in France, said the country’s Health Minister, Agnès Buzyn.
Friday, February 7, 2020
22; 50 Hong Kong imposes quarantine on its visitors from mainland China
Hong Kong began this Saturday to impose a two-week quarantine on anyone arriving from mainland China, a measure aimed at curbing the spread of the new coronavirus .
22:00 More cases of coronavirus on cruise ship anchored in Japan
Three new cases of coronavirus were detected in the last hours on the cruise ship that is moored in the Japanese port of Yokohama , the Ministry of Health reported.
With these new cases, the number of infected on board Diamond Princess reaches 64, and the total in Japan is ninety, according to the latest balance of the Japanese authorities.
20:55 Increase to 722 the number of deaths from coronavirus
Death toll in China for new coronavirus rose to 722, the National Health Commission of China reported. In addition, the number of people diagnosed with this disease is 34,546.
19:25 Scientific study reveals new route of coronavirus transmission
A scientific study showed that diarrhea may be a secondary route of coronavirus transmission , after analyzing patients with abdominal pain and soft stools.
A total of 14 out of 138 patients with the virus (10%) from a Wuhan hospital, analyzed by Chinese scientists in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), initially had diarrhea and nausea one or two days before have a fever and breathing difficulties
18:00 Honduras isolates 9 tourists from China, France and South Korea for fear of the coronavirus
Seven citizens of China, one from France and one from South Korea who arrived in Honduras have been isolated for evaluation by the Wuhan coronavirus , while the Honduran authorities say the country does not register any suspicious cases, EFE collects .
15:22 Coronavirus invades hospital and contaminates all medical personnel
Forty doctors from Zhongnan University Hospital in Wuhan City were infected with coronavirus in January, according to a study published on Friday confirming the vulnerability of health workers to the virus originating in China .
A patient hospitalized for abdominal pain surgery infected ten doctors – collects AFP -, while seventeen people who were hospitalized for other reasons were also infected during their stay at the health center.
14:06 US offers USD 100 million to China to fight against coronavirus
The United States will offer up to 100 million dollars to China and any countries hit by the deadly coronavirus to fight the epidemic, said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday.
“This commitment, along with hundreds of millions (dollars) generously donated by the US private sector, demonstrates the strong leadership of the United States in response to the epidemic,” Pompeo said in a statement.
12:49 Donald Trump applauds China’s work to stop the coronavirus
The president of the United States, Donald Trump , said that China is doing a “very professional job” in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic .
The US president said he talked about this health crisis with President Xi Jinping during a “very good” phone call Thursday night.
12:36 Protective equipment for the coronavirus has begun to be scarce
The excessive increase in demand and probably also the greed for profits of certain intermediaries are causing a shortage of protective equipment that requires a priority the medical staff who treat those infected with the coronavirus , EFE said .
“Demand is 200 times higher and prices have multiplied by twenty,” WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus revealed today at his daily press conference to report on the evolution of the epidemic.
12:17 176 citizens evacuated from Hubei arrive, epicenter of the coronavirus
Some 176 passengers arrived in Canada on Friday on a plane chartered by the local government to take them out of Wuhan, where the coronavirus was born.
They are expected to remain in quarantine.
11:48 Chile decrees the health alert to prevent the arrival of the virus
The Chilean Ministry of Health has decreed a health alert throughout the country against possible infections of coronavirus, the institution said Friday.
What is the coronavirus?
The strange outbreak occurred from a fish market in the city of Wuhan, in central China , at the end of December.
Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that primarily affect animal species and cause from mild colds to Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) , atypical pneumonia that emerged in Canton, China , in 2002.
The head of the epidemiology department of the Pasteur Institute in Paris said for AFP that the strain is 80% identical to that of the SARS .
Medical observations of the first cases of coronavirus in China showed that pathology and SARS have common symptoms.
– Within them we find:
– Runny nose
– Sore throat and headache
– Chills and body discomfort
– Dyspnea (difficulty breathing)
How can we protect ourselves from the coronavirus?
Dra. Maria Van Kerkhove member of Emerging Diseases Unit and Zoonoses of WHO explained that the coronavirus is commonly manifested by respiratory symptoms. Therefore, “we recommend basic hand hygiene such as washing them with soap and water, as well as respiratory hygiene such as when you sneeze and cover yourself with your elbow,” he says.
“The ways to protect yourself against a potential animal resource would be to avoid unnecessary contact without protection with live animals and make sure you wash your hands well after being in contact with them. Also, ensure that the meat is fully cooked before consuming it, ”warns the specialist.