Since nCoV first emerged and was identified in September 2012, the WHO says it has been informed of a total of 40 laboratory-confirmed cases worldwide, including 20 deaths. Saudi Arabia has had most of the cases – with 30 patients infected, 15 of them fatally – but nCoV cases have also been reported in Jordan, Qatar, Britain, Germany and France. Are all the virus samples collected from the outbreak in different countries with the same DNA? If so, there is a missing host and it could be migratory birds. – Contributed by Oogle.
Saudi labs need help with the new SARS-like virus but ‘we’re not getting any feedback’
1) Spread by air in the environment, every living thing is infected including humans, animals and birds.
2) The weather plays a part as it may seem like a cold flu with mild symptoms for some or a very bad flu for others. People will start taking notice when humans die or get very seriously ill when warded into the hospital, and these people will have mutated viruses that can become carriers or cause widespread pandemic when the virus break the human body defence systems in white blood cells.
3) This has yet to happen like bird flu so there is no vaccine available. A vaccine can only be developed when the human defence system contained the virus with it’s white blood cells and the human recovers, that will roughly take about a month and a furthur 2 weeks with the fastest technologies available in the markets. There are other technologies available in the market which may cut the process by half, so the risk factor will be about 3 weeks where the entire world has no cure.
4) Furthur studies may be required from those who recover from the strain of virus that attack the body immune systems, including their white blood samples and their DNA. Profiling will find the type of humans who are very likely to get the virus, and those who don’t.
5) Then this information can be passed to other researchers by WHO which is still in the process of understanding this virus and the work is still on-going, so that is why everybody is silent.
– Contributed by Oogle.
PS : When I have a confirmed outbreak, I will do contact tracing on the patient’s home and work place to find out everybody who has contact with the patient and put them into an observation ward, do testing to find out if they have been contaminated, and find out their body reactions to the virus. This is the most important step to contain the virus. When I do the autopsy I will take DNA, blood and urine samples, and the damage to the lungs, liver and kidneys and try to recreate how the virus attack in the different stages and note everything down for others to work on. How I will contain the spread of the virus. If there is an outbreak in Saudi Arabia and hundreds of people die, I will standby testkits on a chip with the sample from the virus from Saudi Arabia, and all incoming passengers from there will be required to compulsary provide samples in the airport, this is not difficult as results are almost instant, and it will take days to purchase and manufacture these to standby for an outbreak.