WHO says there is at least some human-to-human Wuhan virus spread

China | 20 Jan 2020 8:08 pm

There are no reports yet of health care workers being infected, a sign that the new coronavirus is likely not as infectious as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS, which killed almost 800 people 17 years ago.

“It is clear that there is at least some human-to-human transmission from the evidence we have, but we don’t have clear evidence that shows the virus has acquired the capacity to transmit among humans easily,” said Takeshi Kasai, the WHO’s regional director for the western pacific, in an interview with Bloomberg TV on Monday. “We need more information to analyze that.”

 

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