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pm 2.5, “When I filmed the video, I honestly did not know there would be a virus. My ignorance is to blame,” she said. The coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV, began at an animal and seafood market in the city of Wuhan and has since spread to several other countries, including the United States. The illness is now said to be transferable between humans. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP As news of the virus spread and death tolls began to spike, many have begun to question how dangerous the new outbreak is. Coronaviruses, which get their name from their crown-like appearance, come in many types that cause illnesses in people and animals.

pm 2.5 - Dr. Janette Nesheiwat explains the risks and symptoms. Sen. Tom Cotton called on the Trump administration Tuesday to impose a targeted travel ban on flights to the United States from China to stem the spread of the coronavirus. In a letter to members of Trump's cabinet, the Arkansas Republican outlined a four-step plan to contain the disease, starting with a ban on commercial flights from China to the U.S. The virus has now killed more than 100 people and infected thousands of others.

pm 2.5, There’s no need for recreational, student or educational, or non-critical business travel under the circumstances until this crisis is under control, Cotton wrote. HOW DANGEROUS IS CORONAVIRUS? He also proposed giving Americans in China the option to evacuate and return to the U.S. under appropriate, elevated monitoring,  the development of criteria for trade with China to continue and to allow medical personnel and scientists to travel there to address the crisis. He also urged the federal government to work with the scientific community on developing a vaccine.

pm 2.5 - Given the latest developments and the many unknowns about this virus, we ought to follow Benjamin Franklin's maxim: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, Cotton wrote. America is blessed with world-leading researchers and laboratories on the cutting edge of medical science and epidemiology. Working in tandem with them, I’m confident our federal research agencies can develop a vaccine in record time. China has been scrambling to contain the virus, which began in Wuhan and has since infected at least 4,500 people. The city and 17 others have been quarantined, impacting up to 50 million people.

pm 2.5 - Cotton said the true number of deaths and infections are most likely higher due to the Chinese Communist Party’s history of covering up or minimizing disease outbreaks, as it did with the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) illness in 2003. Five coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the U.S., and several other countries have reported infections, as well. Additionally, 110 people in the U.S. are under investigation for possible infection. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP