Experts Fear The Spread of Mysterious New Virus in China Across More Countries

The Chinese health authorities are still clueless about the mysterious new virus, which has caused fears of a major outbreak.

According to reports, 17 more people have been infected with the mysterious various. Some experts have expressed their fears about the outbreak of the pneumonialike coronavirus.

They believe that the outbreak might be far greater than what the Chinese government has described. Till now, the virus has killed two people and also infected 62 others in China.

Furthermore, the possibility that the virus can spread across different countries of the world can not be rejected. As per reports emerging from Thailand and Japan, three people who recently visited Wuhan have got infected by the virus.

Health experts are yet to determine whether the virus can be transmitted from human-to-human or not.

“We do not have enough evidence to evaluate the full extent of human-to-human transmission,” the World Health Organization said in a statement.

Experts also believe that the Chinese government is keeping the actual number of infected people under the wraps. Researchers at the Imperial College of London believe that the cases involving the new virus could be as many as 17,00.

The connection of coronavirus to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) has added to the fears of leading experts. SARS had killed 650 people across mainland China and Hong Kong in 2002-03.


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