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STOP PRESS

01/22/2020

Wuhan Coronavirus Spreads

 

Predictably the incidence rate for the Wuhan coronavirus is rising. As of January 22nd a total of 570 confirmed cases have been diagnosed with 17 fatalities. The infection has been identified in numerous Provinces in China and in individuals travelling to four Asian nations and one case to Washington State in the U.S.

The city of Wuhan with 11 million residents and three other large metro areas have been quarantined given the approach of the Lunar New Year involving extensive travel within China. Notwithstanding the rise in number of cases there is no cause for extreme concern at this time as authorities will control the infection based on experience gained from the previous SARS outbreak.