Movement of people between Nepal and China may spread the virus to Nepal
On the back of the outbreak of ‘Coronavirus’ in China, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the virus may also enter Nepal.
It exclaimed that Nepal lacks proper healthcare institutes and research laboratories for treatment and diagnosis of highly infectious diseases caused by a coronavirus.
Coronavirus is responsible for the outbreak of pneumonia in China, so the movement of people between Nepal and China could spread the deadly virus to Nepal, said the WHO.
More than 570 people in China have been confirmed as infected by Coronavirus and at least 17 people have died since the outbreak of coronavirus in Wuhan, last month. Moreover, 41 cases of pneumonia have been reported.
Chinese health officials confirmed that the virus originated in a food market that was selling animals likes snakes for consumption.
Apart from China, a few cases have been reported abroad including the United States, Thailand, Japan and South Korea.
A Chinese woman in Thailand was identified with a mystery strain of coronavirus on January 13, 2020 and the USA has confirmed the first case of Coronavirus on January 21, 2020.
What is ‘Coronavirus’?
Coronavirus are a broad range of viruses that can cause infections ranging from mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses like common cold to much more serious diseases like SARS. The virus can spread from human to human and from animals to humans.
As of now, there is no sustained human-to-human transmission, however, the WHO has warned the countries to prepare for the possibility that there could be a wider outbreak.
Anyone suffering from fever, difficulty in breathing and respiratory illnesses should be quarantined to decrease the risk of contracting and spreading the disease, said Maria Van Kerkhove, acting head of WHO’s emerging diseases unit.
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