gb2626-2006, France -- 6 cases Russia -- 2 Spain -- 1 Thailand -- 19 Australia -- 12 Germany -- 10 Canada -- 4 Japan -- 20 Malaysia -- 8 South Korea -- 15 Taiwan -- 11 United Arab Emirates -- 5 Vietnam -- 8 Sri Lanka -- 1 Philippines -- 2 (1 death) Nepal -- 1 Finland --1 Cambodia -- 1 India -- 3 Singapore -- 18 Italy -- 2 Sweden -- 1 Differences between coronavirus and the flu? The flu has estimated to have killed roughly 10,000 to 25,000 people with nearly 19 to 26 million infected in the U.S. between October 1, 2019, and January 25, 2020, according to the CDC. Coronavirus has impacted a far lesser number, although it's not yet clear how many have been infected or how widespread it is.
gb2626-2006 - There have also been reports it can be spread without symptoms showing up. In respiratory illnesses, people with the most symptoms are the most contagious, the agency said. Children and those over 65 are the most likely to get sick from the flu, the CDC added. HOW IS CORONAVIRUS TRANSMITTED? Unlike the coronavirus, there's a seasonal vaccine for the flu. People over six months out are advised by the agency to get it during annual vaccination, with certain rare exceptions, such as severe allergies to the shot.
gb2626-2006, No vaccine has been developed for coronavirus as of yet, which makes it dangerous in that respect. How did it start? Chinese scientists believe the virus may have originated in bats. A study by the Wuhan Institute of Virology said that genome sequences from seven patients tested were identical to the bat coronavirus. How does it transmit? It's believed the normal coronavirus can be transmitted most commonly through respiratory droplets in the air, as well as close contact with an infected person or touching areas contaminated with the virus before washing. The digestive tract may also transmit the disease, according to scientists from the Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University and the Wuhan Institute of Virology of the Chinses Academy of Science. They recently discovered virus genetic material in feces samples and rectal swabs from some patients, Chinese state media reported.
gb2626-2006 - What are the current travel restrictions? The U.S. declared the coronavirus a public health emergency on Friday with Trump signing an order barring entry to foreign nationals who recently were in China, other than the immediate family of American citizens and permanent residents. CHINA SLAMS TRUMP'S CORONAVIRUS TRAVEL LIMITS: 'NOT A GESTURE OF GOODWILL' Officials at the CDC have advised travelers to avoid all nonessential travel to the country. The U.S. State Department raised its China travel advisory to Level 4: Do Not Travel. The U.S. expanded the screening of travelers arriving from Wuhan from five to 20 airports.
gb2626-2006 - People wearing face masks ride a mostly empty subway train during the morning rush hour in Beijing, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein) Those currently in China should consider departing using commercial means. The Department of State has requested that all non-essential U.S. government personnel defer travel to China in light of the novel coronavirus, The advisory said. Vietnam stopped all flights to and from China. Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, New Zealand, and Australia all have similar policies to the U.S. on restricting non-citizens.