Wuhan Virus- update

A while ago there has been deadly outbreak of a lethal disease called the wuhan virus. The Chinese government has said that it started to spread from Wuhan, a city in China. It is believed to have originated in a vet market where alive animals are sold in close proximity to each other. It has already killed 132 people and infected atleast 5900 others. The Chinese government has banned the sale of wild animals until the outbreak is over. A number of Chinese cities with a population of 45million + are in a lockdown state, with all travel cut off to contain the spread of the disease. However, a number of other countries like US, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Thailand and some others have also reported cases.

The main fear is that this disease will lead to an epidemic. We still don’t know how to treat the virus but doctors are treating the symptoms. This virus cause pneumonia. Symptoms of the virus are coughs, fever and breathing difficulties. It may lead to organ failure in severe cases. The virus is highly contagious and quickly spreads from person to person.

(Read more about this at- Wuhan)Let’s hope our scientists and doctors find a cure for this disease. Tell us your views on this in the comments below…

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