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Coronavirus spread: Incredible map shows devastating spread of deadly contagion

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The coronavirus from Wuhan is one which has never been seen before this outbreak. Total: Eleven Speaking at a briefing in January, Oxford University professor, Dr Peter Horby, said: 'Novel viruses can spread much faster through the population than viruses which circulate all the time because we have no immunity to them. By January 27, more than 2,800 people were confirmed to have been infected, 81 had died, and estimates of the total number of cases ranged from 100,000 to 350,000 in Wuhan alone. Canada: Canada will charter a flight on the same day, February 18, to take its citizens home from Tokyo if they are believed to be free of the virus. He was on his honeymoon.

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Coronavirus spread: Incredible map shows devastating spread of deadly contagion

coronavirus world spread map

However, it can take weeks for symptoms to appear, so there is only a small likelihood that patients will be spotted up in an airport. They were put on board two cargo planes, which had separate isolation facilities for 14 passengers who were diagnosed with coronavirus on the way to the airport. Nations there do not have the health resources of Western or East Asian countries and the virus could spread uncontrollably if it breaks out, as has been seen with Ebola. A person who got off the ship in Hong Kong was the first passenger to be diagnosed with coronavirus and triggered the lockdown. Just a week after that, there had been more than 800 confirmed cases and those same scientists estimated that some 4,000 — possibly 9,700 — were infected in Wuhan alone. She was then taken to St Thomas' Hospital.

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Surrey: A man is thought to have tested positive after returning from a trip to Milan. Another reason for concern is that nobody has any immunity to the virus because they've never encountered it before. He was taken to St Thomas' Hospital in London from Brighton on February 6 — but was released on February 12 after recovering. How dangerous is the virus? She said that most cases outside of Hubei had been 'spillover' from the epicentre, so the disease wasn't actually spreading actively around the world. Wales: Its first case is thought to be a patient with links to Swansea. No vaccine exists for the coronavirus yet and it's not likely one will be developed in time to be of any use in this outbreak, for similar reasons to the above.

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Maps reveal how coronavirus has spread around the world

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Three more people in Brighton were diagnosed and were all 'known contacts' of the super-spreader and are thought to have stayed in the same French resort. The data was based on mobile phone and flight information of 60,000 of the five million residents who fled the epicentre of the outbreak, Wuhan. Two more cases: Department of Health officials confirmed two more cases on February 27 in travellers who returned to Britain from Tenerife and Italy. No further details were given. Japan followed suit three days later and, over the next 10 days, all of China's remaining 30 provinces declared the infection had spread there.

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Maps reveal how coronavirus has spread around the world

coronavirus world spread map

It makes it increasingly difficult to breathe and, if left untreated, can be fatal and suffocate people. A change in the way cases are confirmed on February 13 — doctors decided to start using lung scans as a formal diagnosis, as well as laboratory tests — caused a spike in the number of cases, to more than 60,000 and to 1,369 deaths. Originally, people were thought to be catching it from a live animal market in Wuhan city. What have genetic tests revealed about the virus? This means it may be able to cause more damage than viruses we come across often, like the flu or common cold. However, there were not many bats at the market so scientists say it was likely there was an animal which acted as a middle-man, contracting it from a bat before then transmitting it to a human.

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Coronavirus spread: Incredible map shows devastating spread of deadly contagion

coronavirus world spread map

Can the virus be cured? Just five people were on board. The maps below show a time lapse of the dates when each country or region of China declared its first confirmed case of the coronavirus Thailand was the first place the virus was confirmed outside the Hubei province, where the outbreak officially began on December 31. Dr Michael Skinner, a virologist at Imperial College London, was not involved with the research but said: 'The discovery definitely places the origin of nCoV in bats in China. The animal origin of the new coronavirus is not yet known. It has not yet been confirmed what type of animal this was. Another Brit who stayed at a chalet in the Les Contamines-Montjoie resort tested positive on February 15.

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