Coronavirus epidemic: asymptomatic woman infected five

Chinese postings with English translation

感染病毒后没有任何症状陆续披露,病毒变异快

no symptom has been disclosed after infection, the virus mutates quickly.

中国科学院院士、中国疾病预防控制中心主任高福28日接受媒体采访时说,新型冠状病毒表现出跟以往的冠状病毒包括SARS很多不一样,无症状传染人的病毒包括流感、麻疹等,所以新型冠状病毒出现无症状传染人,从病毒学角度看不奇怪,但是对比SARS就比较奇怪了,这会给发现传染源带来一定的困难。

Gao Fu, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said in an interview on the 28th that the new type of coronavirus shows many differences from previous coronaviruses including SARS. Asymptomatic viruses include influenza and measles. Coronaviruses appear to be infecting people asymptomatically. It is not surprising from a virological perspective, but it is strange comparing with SARS. This makes it difficult to trace the source of infection.

English translation of the Weibo post above:

[Woman came from Wuhan is showing no symptom. Five of her relatives (in another city) have been diagnosed (with coronavirus infection after direct and indirect contact with her)]

Until 24:00 Jan 27th, there have been 11 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in the city of Anyang. Based on the analysis of the government announcements, reporters found that five of the patients turn out to be relatives without traveling to Wuhan. Three of the five people have contacted a woman who came back from Wuhan. They are the father and aunts of this Wuhan woman. But the Wuhan woman has not shown any symptom yet. (Impression News)

Wuhan and Anyang on Google map

Wuhan is the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak. Anyang is a city 667.2 km (414.5 miles) away from Wuhan. The mayor of Wuhan said that 5 million people left Wuhan before Chinese New Year and the lockdown of Wuhan which leads to the widespread of the virus nationally and internationally.

The Mayor of Wuhan said that 5 million people already left the city before the lockdown.

(The cover photo on GNews homepage is not the asymptomatic Wuhan woman)

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