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Comparing coronavirus to other virus outbreaks

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Comparing coronavirus to other virus outbreaks

Comparing coronavirus to other virus outbreaks

As the Centers for Disease Control urges the United States to prepare for an outbreak of the coronavirus, a local doctor is helping put the virus into perspective.

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NOT HAVE ANY CASES ORPERSONS UNDERINVESTIGATION.WE HEARD THE C-D-C SAYTHIS WEEK WE SHOULDPREPARE FOR THEEXPECTATIONCORONAVIRUS WILL CAUSESIGNIFICANT DISPUTIONSIN THE U-S.THE RISING CONCERNHERE AND ACROSS THEGLOBE IS SPARKING FEAR.41 ACTION NEWSINVESTIGATOR JESSICAMCMASTER IS HERE TOANSWER SOME OF YOURQUESTIONS AND PUT THISINTO PERSPECTIVE.AND JESS -- WE'VE BEENHERE BEFORE.A NEW VIRUS SWEEPSIN-ONE WE KNOW HAS THEPOTENTIAL TO BEDEADLY... BUT THE TRUTHIS WE DON'T KNOW AWHOLE LOT ABOUTCORONAVIRUS -- AND SOFAR, IT'S NOT THEDEADLIEST VIRUS WE'VESEEN.PRES.

DONALD TRUMPWE ARE READY TO ADOPT... WEHAVE ADOPTED .... AS THEOFFICIALS SAID THE USSHOULD PREPARE FORTHE POSSIBILITY OFDISRUPTION TO THEIRDAILY LIVES IF THECORONAVIRUS STARTS TOSPREAD.THAT INCLUDES CLOSINGSCHOOLS, WORKING FROMHOME AND DELAYINGELECTIVE MEDICALPROCEDURES.Dana Hawkinson, MD / TheUniversity of Kansas HealthSystemone major tenant in a lot oflines of professions is hope forthe best prepare for the worst.DOCTOR DANAHAWKINSON WITH THEUNIVERSITY OF KANSASHEALTH SYSTEM SAYSHOSPITALS AND HEALTHCARE EXPERTS NEED TOHAVE A PLAN IN PLACESHOULD CORONAVIRUSLEAD TO WIDESPREILLNESS IN THE U-S.BUT, FOR FAMILIES --THERE'S NOT A LOT TO DO.Dana Hawkinson, MD / TheUniversity of Kansas HealthSystemfor right now I think it's veryimportant to stay calm I don'tthink the answer is going outand buying face masks and infact it's recommended by thecdc that most people OUT INPUBLIC shouldn't be wearingface masks anyways that'slikely not to protect you.GLOBALLY, DOCTORSHAVE DIAGNOSED MORETHAN 80 THOUSANDPEOPLE WITH THEILLNESS...THE DEATH RATEHOVERS AT AROUND 2PERCENT IN WUHAN,WHERE GLOBALLY, THEWORLD HEALTHORGANIZATION PUTS THATPERCENTAGE AROUND.034.AS FOR THE FLU-ROUGHLYPOINT 1 PERCENT OFPEOPLE WHO CONTRACTTHE FLU DIE.BUT, YOU MIGHTREMEMBER THE 2003 SARSOUTBREAK-THAT ALSOFIRST APPEARED INCHINA-MORE THAN 8THOUSAND PEOPLE WERESICKENED..774 OF THEMDIED...THAT'S 10 PERCENT...SIGNIFICANTLY MORE THAwhat WE'RE SEEING SO FARWITH THIS OUTBREAK.AND, ACCORDING TOEXPERTS, THE MAJORITYOF PEOPLE WHOCONTRACT CORONAVIRUSWILL RECOVER FROM THEILLNESS.Dana Hawkinson, MD / TheUniversity of Kansas HealthSystemsome people might have mildsymptoms some may havemore pronounced and somemay have severe disease andwere still trying to learn allthose infection dynamics.SOME OF YOU AT HOMASKED US ON FACEBOOKHOW THE VIRUS SPREADS.ACCORDING TO THE CDC,THE VIRUS WAS INITIALLYLINKED TO A LIVE ANIMALMARKET BUT NOWSPREADS PERSON TOPERSON... BUT IT'S NOTCLEAR HOW EASILY THEVIRUS SPREADS AT THISTIME.DOCTOR HAWKINSTOLD US WHEN IT COMESTO AVOIDING VIRUSES, IT'SBEST TO STICK WITH THEBASICS.

WASH YOURHANDS OFTEN AND ALSOTRY TO AVOID TOUCHINGYOUR FACE.WHEN IT COMES TOTRAVEL-YOUR BESTPROTECTION IS CHECKINGTHE CDC FOR TRAVELWARNINGS.I'M INVESTIGATOR JESSICAMCMASTER 41 ACTIONNEWS.IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONSABOUT CORONAVIRUS - WEWANT TO FIND THOSEANSWERS FOR YOU.YOU CAN SUBMITQUESTI



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