Coronavirus LIVE: At least nine dead as horror virus sweeps the globe

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Coronavirus LIVE: At least nine dead as horror virus sweeps the globe 1

02:45am update: At least nine dead as cases of virus soar 

China’s health commission says there are now 440 cases of the virus.

Evidence suggests instances of respiratory transmission from patient-to-patient.  

02:00am update: European shares in China plummet

European shares have dipped as concerns deepend about the spread of coronavirus.

Major European indices ended trading lower on Tuesday, following the sell-off in Asian markets – here Hong Kong’s Hang Seng closed 2.8 per cent lower.

Shares in airlines which operatre long-haul flgiths have fell 2-3.5 per cent because of fears of a major outbreak.

Others who have lost out include luxury goods groups such as Hermès amd Burberry. 

00:30am update: Leading doctor catches coronavirus

A leading Chinese doctor investigating the SARS-like infection has caught it.

Wang Guanfa, was part of a team who earlier this month visited Wuhan, where the virus first emerged.

He says he has been diagnosed but is currently “fine”.

10.30pm update: What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

The 2019-nCoV strain causes similiar symptoms to other strains within the species, as respiratory (breathing) problems are the defining symptoms. 

Chinese scientists revealed people may also experience the following symptoms: 

– Fever

– Coughing

– Tightness of the chest

– Shortness of breath

Scans of those suffering from the virus show fluid pooling in the lungs, commonly associated with viral pneumonia. 

9.45pm update: further details on US patient

Dr Nancy Messonnier of the CDC said the patient is “very healthy” in containment. 

The CDC added he had few contacts since returning to the US from Wuhan. 


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