The novel coronavirus that has killed more than half the 34 people it’s known to have infected appears capable of limited human-to-human spread, the World Health Organization said, as France reported a second case.
The new strain of bird flu that’s emerged in eastern China killed a fourth person, as the World Health Organization said drugs made by Roche Holding AG and GlaxoSmithKline Plc are effective against the deadly virus.
The new strain of bird flu that’s emerged in eastern China killed a third person, as the World Health Organization said drugs made by Roche Holding AG and GlaxoSmithKline Plc are effective against the deadly virus.
Health officials are grappling with unanswered questions as they struggle to understand the threat posed by the new coronavirus that’s killed more than half the people diagnosed with the respiratory infection.
A new strain of bird flu killed two people among at least seven infected in eastern China, prompting officials in Shanghai and Hong Kong to issue alerts and the World Health Organization to investigate whether the virus could spread more widely.
China’s government is pledging openness in divulging details of a deadly bird flu outbreak, saying it won’t repeat mistakes made during the SARS outbreak a decade ago that delayed response to the global contagion.
China’s avian flu outbreak that has killed nine people since March is being driven by at least two closely related viruses, a situation that may make it more difficult to contain in humans and birds, researchers said.