Three separate China government agencies on Sunday ordered a temporary ban on the trade in wild animals. China's government is struggling to contain the deadly outbreak of a virus that is presumed to have originated in bats, and spread to humans via a market in Wuhan City, Hubei province, where wild animals have long been sold as food. Read the rest
“It is unclear at the current time whether this outbreak can be contained within China”
China's President Xi Jinping said the nation faces a “grave situation” as the number of deaths in the Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV outbreak jumped to 42 on Saturday. Read the rest
On Saturday, the government health ministry of Canada reported the first presumed case in Canada of a patient with the so-called Wuhan virus, officially known as Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV. Read the rest
China confirmed an additional 15 deaths on Friday from the so-called Wuhan virus, officially known as Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV.
Wuhan, the Chinese city of 11 million where the outbreak sparked, is in virtual lockdown.
Around the world, 1,000 people are now confirmed infected with the new virus. Health authorities are working to prevent a global pandemic. Read the rest
CDC says 'risk to the American public is low at this time'