Canada’s THIRD case of coronavirus is confirmed in British Columbia as US officials reveal twenty airports will now screen for the infection and it will be MONTHS before labs start human trials on a vaccine

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
By Paul Martin

British Columbia’s Health Ministry has confirmed the province’s first coronavirus patient, bringing Canada’s case count to three
The US Department of Health and Human Services and CDC says 20 airports across the country will screen for the deadly coronavirus that originated in China
Five US cases have been confirmed in Maricopa County, Arizona; Orange County and Los Angeles County, California; Chicago, Illinois and Snohomish County, Washington
Officials say the risk to the general public is low but that it may be able to spread from human to human before symptoms appear
Several drugs are being tried to treat people with coronavirus but there is no evidence of their efficacy
The National Institutes of Health is working on a vaccine, but warn it will be months before one will be tested on humans
HHS Secretary Alex Azar said the US has offered to send medical experts to China three times, but the government has declined
On Tuesday, the WHO said China was finally allowing international experts to visit ‘as soon as possible’
More than 4,500 people have been sickened by coronavirus in at least 17 countries and territories and 106 people, all in China, have died

By MARY KEKATOS SENIOR HEALTH REPORTER
DAILYMAIL.COM
28 January 2020

Canada’s third case of coronavirus has been confirmed in British Columbia, health officials said Tuesday.

The province’s first victim is a man in his 40s, who ‘travels regularly to China for work and was in Wuhan city on his most recent trip,’ and developed symptoms after returning to Vancouver earlier this month.

With the latest positive test, there are now eight confirmed cases of the contagious SARS-like virus in North America, including the five diagnosed in the US, where screening has been expanded to 20 airports, authorities from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a press conference on Tuesday.

‘Right now, there is no spread of this virus in our communities at home,’ Dr Robert Redfield, director of the CDC told reporters on Tuesday.

The coming days and weeks are likely to bring more cases including the possibility of person-to-person spread. Our goal is to contain this virus and prevent sustained spread of the virus in our country.’

Since the outbreak began in December 2019 in the city of Wuhan, more than 4,500 people have been sickened by coronavirus in at least 17 countries and territories and 106 people, all in China, have died.

Five people in the US have fallen ill already and officials say there is evidence of human-to-human transmission, although new concerns have been raised that the virus can spread even when patients don’t have symptoms.

Encouragingly, Dr Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health said the agency is studying a ‘candidate vaccine,’ modeled after an experimental one developed amid the 2003 outbreak of SARS, a coronavirus cousin of the current infection.

But the first stage of human testing isn’t expected to begin for several months.

He added that several drugs are being used in China to try treat coronavirus patients under ‘compassionate use,’ but there is no proof of the efficacy that the medications will work.

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One Response to “Canada’s THIRD case of coronavirus is confirmed in British Columbia as US officials reveal twenty airports will now screen for the infection and it will be MONTHS before labs start human trials on a vaccine”

  1. Fossil

    Starting to sound very suspicious the whole web of lies.

    #134
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