As the prior thread is getting slow to load, I’m adding this new thread. There’s s lot of good information in the prior threads, so folks new to the topic, or looking at it historically at some future date, may wish to start there.
At the time of this posting, W.H.O. has declared a Global Health Emergency and the USA has announced foreign nationals from China will be excluded as of 5 P.M. Eastern time, Sunday. Russia has closed their Chinese border, as have some others.
Contagion to North America and Europe has happened (so far in small numbers) and elsewhere in Asia in larger numbers. It has probably started showing up in South America:
4 Suspected patients in Peru.
And some suspected in Africa:
As of 2020-01-30 09:00 AM there are no confirmed cases of this virus. Updates are posted to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases’ Twitter https://twitter.com/nicd_sa
The closest suspected cases are four patients in Ethiopia. The initial test on them came back negative, but Ethiopian authorities have sent blood samples to us for confirmation.