protective goggles, CORONAVIRUS: WHO IS MOST AT-RISK? As of Friday, more than 900 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed and 26 people have died from the virus, the map shows. The majority of the confirmed cases have been in mainland China with 916 sickened. However, dozens of cases in Illinois are under investigation after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a second case of coronavirus in the United States. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The novel coronavirus outbreak reportedly began at an animal and seafood market in Wuhan and has since spread to other countries. Authorities have confirmed the illness can be spread from human to human.
protective goggles - Most coronaviruses cause only mild symptoms, similar to that of the common cold. Other strains, such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), can cause pneumonia and death. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER Symptoms of the virus include fever, cough and shortness of breath. There aren't many preemptive steps that can be taken to avoid infection, other than practicing basic sanitary measures on a regular basis.
protective goggles, Public transit has been suspended and public venues have been closed in three cities in China; Jonathan Serrie reports. The U.S. Department of State updated its travel advisory for China amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak that’s sickened over 800 and killed at least 26 people. On Jan. 23, the department added new language to the current Level 2 advisory, urging travelers to continue to “exercise increased caution” amid the “novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan.”
protective goggles - The Department of State also issued a Level 4 alert for just the Hubei province — in which Wuhan is located — recommending that American citizens do not travel to the region. HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE CORONAVIRUS The travel advisory itself, meanwhile, remains at a Level 2, where it was prior to Jan. 23. Previously, the country was under a Level 2 warning due to “arbitrary enforcement of local laws and special restrictions on dual U.S.-Chinese citizens.”
protective goggles - In its new language, the State Department cited the CDC and its “Warning Level 3” alert, which advises that people “avoid non-essential travel” to the region. In addition, the State Department shared many of the CDC’s recommendations for travelers that must be in Wuhan, or those who feel they may have contracted the coronavirus. HOW THE CORONAVIRUS WILL IMPACT TRAVEL Among the recommendations, the CDC and State Department urge travelers to avoid contact with sick people, animals (alive or dead), meat markets, animal markets and uncooked meat. Travelers should also wash hands often (specifically with soap and water, for 20 seconds) and use an alcohol-based sanitizer if water is not immediately available. Additional guidelines can be found at the State Department and CDC’s websites.