No evidence of mother-to-baby transmission of coronavirus, new preliminary study

Henrietta Brewer
February 14, 2020

Most cases are still limited to mainland China.

In scientific and medical literature, COVID-19 has been referred to as 2019nCoV, certainly not a catchy name.

World Health Organization began a two-day meeting, where it appealed for sharing virus samples and speeding up research into drugs and vaccines.

Tedros who spoke on Tuesday during a meeting of more than 400 scientists from around the world, said WHO is bringing the world together to coordinate the response.

The abbreviation stands for coronavirus disease 2019, and was meant to "prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatising", World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva. They will take time to develop, but in the meantime, we are not defenseless. To date, it has infected more than 42,000 people in the country and killed 1,107.

Beijing additionally referred to as on global locations which have positioned a restriction on journey to China in an effort to curb the unfold of the virus to restore regular relations for the good thing about the worldwide financial system.

While the symptoms of pregnant women with COVID-19 pneumonia were diverse, with the main being fever and cough, the researchers found no evidence for vertical transmission of the virus in late pregnancy.

On Monday, 108 people died because of the virus, according to figures released by the country's health authorities, a spike that exceeded the 97 deaths recorded the day before. There have even been accusations that the virus was engineered by China to be used as a weapon. However, the number of new infections nationally was down by almost 20% from the day before-coming down from 3,062 to 2,478. Three cruise ships have either experienced delayed port clearance or have been denied entry to ports.

Health concerns must be balanced with the goal of keeping economies and societies working.

Zhang Jin, the Communist Party secretary of the Hubei Health Commission, and the commission's director, Liu Yingzi, were both dismissed by Hubei's Communist Party Standing Committee, the province's highest decision-making body, according to the Communist Party-run People's Daily.

The Coronavirus is a large family of viruses that causes illnesses ranging from the common cold to acute respiratory syndromes, but the virus in China is a novel strain and not seen before.

One patient in Macao and one in Taiwan have been discharged from hospital after recovery.

Since the beginning of the outbreak in December, the virus has spread to about two dozen countries. Dr Ghebreyesus have called on the world to fight the new virus has aggressively as possible.

Participants will also discuss the source of the virus, which is thought to have originated in bats and reached humans via other "intermediary" species such as snakes or pangolins.

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