Sunday, May 12, 2013

Novel coronavirus: The WHO contradicts reports of NO human to human transmission


Novel coronavirus is caused by a virus from coronaviruses group. Another from the group is SARS, however #nCoV is NOT SARS

Novel coronavirus: We don’t know where this virus lives. We don’t know how often people might develop mild disease. We aren't sure why #nCoV

Things we also don't understand re: novel coronavirus: How are people getting infected? From animals? Contaminated surfaces? People? #nCoV

Novel coronavirus clusters seen in countries increasingly support the hypothesis that the virus can transmit H2H with close contacts

Novel coronavirus person-to-person transmission has remained limited to some small clusters so far #nCoV

Critical for countries to report cases, related info urgently to WHO as required by the Intl Health Regulations #nCoV