Official CDC Health Update: 2019 New Coronavirus

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Updated January 22, 2020
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CDC is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (termed “2019-nCoV”) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which continues to expand. Chinese health officials have reported hundreds of infections with 2019-nCoV in China, including outside of Hubei Province. A number of countries, including the United States, have been actively screening incoming travelers from Wuhan and human infections with 2019-nCoV have been confirmed in Taiwan, Thailand,external icon Japanexternal icon, and South Koreaexternal icon. The United States announced their first infection with 2019-nCoV detected in a traveler returning from Wuhan on January 21, 2020.....
 
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People from Hubei do not emigrate in large numbers as people from Fujian do. But there is a lot of foreign tourism there.
 

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Updated 22 January 2020
....China's busiest travel period
With the annual Lunar New Year/Spring Festival travel rush now underway, officials are battling to isolate those infected and prevent the disease from spreading further. According to data from aviation website Flightconnections.com, Wuhan Airport services non-stop scheduled passenger flights to 109 destinations in 20 countries. These include major cities like London, Moscow, Paris, Rome, New York, San Francisco, Bangkok, Tokyo and Seoul.
Wuhan, a city of 11 million people, is also a hub for China's high-speed rail network. Compounding the challenge for health authorities, hundreds of millions of Chinese will travel during the Spring Festival period, which officially began on January 10 and will end on February 18 -- the largest annual human migration on Earth....
 
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China coronavirus: Beijing cancelled Chinese New Year celebrations - BBC News
Lockdown measures are increasing across China's Hubei province to try to control the spread of a new virus that has left 17 people dead. Wuhan, Hubei's capital of 11 million people where the virus first emerged, has no trains or planes in or out. At least four other provincial cities are seeing clampdowns on transport. There are more than 500 confirmed cases of the virus, which has spread abroad, with Singapore, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam the latest affected.
 

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“Eight years ago a technology called CRISPR appeared, which is a defense system in bacteria that was adapted as a biotechnological tool for editing genes”, claimed Federico Pereyra Bonnet, one of the founders of the project Caspr Biotech.....
 

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....Separately, Israel’s state-funded Migal Galilee Research Institute said it had identified similarities between COVID-19 and Infectious Bronchitis Virus, which affects poultry, that could allow it to develop a vaccine to battle the deadly outbreak. It said it was working to quickly adapt its IBV vaccine for use against COVID-19. Human trials have not yet been approved.
“Our goal is to produce the vaccine during the next 8-10 weeks, and to achieve safety approval in 90 days,” Migal CEO David Zigdon said in a statement. Science Minister Ofer Akunis hailed the team’s work as an “exciting breakthrough” and said he was confident there would be “further rapid progress.”

Several other firms are also racing to develop a vaccine against the virus based on older cures, with most public health officials estimating that it may take a year or more before one reaches the market, accounting for time to develop, test and produce the medicine.
 
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