Coronavirus: China accuses USA of spreading 'panic'

  • Coronavirus: China accuses USA of spreading 'panic'

Coronavirus: China accuses USA of spreading 'panic'

More than 17,400 cases have been confirmed worldwide, with the majority in China. No other Americans are now quarantined, health officials said.

Currently, there are six cases of the novel coronavirus in California, one in Arizona, one in Washington state, one in MA and two in IL.

The Shanghai Composite index fell almost eight per cent on Monday amid news the death toll from the virus had risen to 361 with 17,205 cases confirmed - an increase of almost 3000 in the last 24 hours. Both were isolating themselves in their home. CDC said symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. In two papers published Monday in the journal Nature, scientists report that genome sequences from several patients in Wuhan show the virus is closely related to the viruses that cause Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS. The woman's case is the second in Santa Clara County, though officials said the cases are unrelated.

© Provided by FOX News The CDC has confirmed the 7th case of the disease in the USA, insight from Dr. Marc Siegel.

The death toll in China from the newly identified virus, which emerged in Wuhan, capital of the central province of Hubei, rose to 425 as of Tuesday, up 64 from the previous day, the National Health Commission said.

The US, Australia, New Zealand and Israel have banned foreign nationals from visiting if they have been in China recently, and they have also warned their own citizens against traveling there.

A spokeswoman for China's Foreign Ministry accused the United States government Monday of responding inappropriately to the outbreak and feeding mass hysteria.

Although scientists suspect the latest virus outbreak in China began at a seafood market in Wuhan where wild animals were on sale and in contact with people, the animal source has not yet been pinpointed.

The tenth and eleventh cases are in San Benito County, reported NBC.

Doctors can talk with outside experts over a video system that links them to Beijing's PLA General Hospital, according to the Yangtze Daily. So far, there are 11 confirmed cases of the virus in the U.S. The virus has claimed at least 361 lives in China. The man is a student at the Boston campus of the University of MA who returned recently from Wuhan. State and city public health authorities have informed us that the risk to members of our community is low.

A 44-year-old Chinese man died in the Philippines after travelling from Wuhan.

Shailaja also said that penal action will be taken against people who returned from China and are travelling through the state without informing the government.

"They were not diagnosed in San Francisco; they're not San Francisco residents, but we're providing the care for them", she said.

He said: "We are sharing information and strengthening cooperation with the World Health Organization and other countries in an open, transparent and responsible way". "We're working through the details on that".

American travelers who have been to China's Hubei province in the last 14 days will be subject to a quarantine of up to two weeks when they return to the U.S. This is the first federal quarantine in more than 50 years.