A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December. Scientist Leo Poon, who first decoded the virus, thinks it likely started in an animal and spread to humans.

“What we know is it causes pneumonia and then doesn’t respond to antibiotic treatment, which is not surprising, but then in terms of mortality, SARS kills 10% of the individuals,” Poon, a virologist at the School of Public Health at The University of Hong Kong, said. It’s not clear how deadly the Wuhan coronavirus will be.

The World Health Organization offered guidance to countries on how they can prepare for it, including how to monitor for the sick and how to treat patients.

Here are the things you should know about a coronavirus.

Source: CNN Health

1 Comment

  • Gary Pfeffer, January 23, 2020 @ 3:31 am Reply

    #coronavirus #patented_disease

    Virus patented… Really! We are patenting NEW DISEASES! (whatever for?)

    Vaccine created and of course patented…

    Now we need to create an epidemic so we can sell billions of dollars worth of yet another useless and toxic vaccine….

    Use your thinking caps!

    An aside…. what is truly both amazing and confounding is how the “powers that be” can bandy about such small numbers in a world of billions of people AND GENERATE SUCH FEAR!!


    As for the reference to SARS virus… OMG!

    SARS was determined long ago, to be caused by the distribution of a new prescription drug. As the drug was removed from the market, the cases of SARS diminished until we heard no more about it!

    People need to get wise to this B__S___.

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