Global emergency declared over virus. The World Health Organisation has declared a global emergency over coronavirus after the number of cases spiked 10-fold in a week. Ref. USAToday.
I really hope it doesn't spread anymore than it is doing but if it does I hope it passes like a cold or flu and nothing more. I guess I am hoping that the reason why some are dying is because they are already elderly or very young so their immune system is not 100%.
Novel coronavirus receptors show similarities to SARS-CoV, according to new analysis. Previous studies have shown how the SARS virus (SARS-CoV) interacts with animal and human hosts in order to infect them. The mechanics of infection by the Wuhan coronavirus appear to be similar. Source 2g
Modeling study estimates spread of 2019 novel coronavirus. New modeling research estimates that up to 75,800 individuals in the Chinese city of Wuhan may have been infected with 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) as of Jan. 25, 2020. The authors caution that given the lack of a robust and detailed timeline of records of suspected, probable, and confirmed cases and close contacts, the true size of the epidemic and its pandemic potential remains unclear. Source 6s
Whole genome of the Wuhan coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, sequenced. The Institut Pasteur has sequenced the whole genome of the coronavirus known as '2019-nCoV', becoming the first institution in Europe to sequence the virus since the start of the outbreak. Source 8f.
Deadliest single day of virus outbreak. China suffered its worst day of the coronavirus outbreak, with 75 people dying in one day. It means the outbreak has exceeded SARS deaths. Source 2z.