This particular strain originated in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, the largest city in central China, and is in the same family as SARS and MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome).
The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explain that coronaviruses usually cause "mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses", like the common cold. The Verge pointed out that within a month of the virus being reported, the U.S.'s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) started shipping diagnostic testing kits it developed to labs in the United States and internationally.
The virus had been tentatively referred to as 2019-nCoV. In China, the number of people who lost their lives due to this mysterious virus has crossed one thousand.
"Outbreaks can bring out the best and worst in people".
The WHO and the Study Group use two very different criteria and approaches while deciding the names. It also can't refer to an animal or group of people, has to be related to the disease, and must be easy to say.
Under a set of guidelines issued in 2015, the World Health Organization advises against using place names such as Ebola and Zika, where the diseases were first identified.
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The Study Group adopts a "scientific approach" while naming a new coronavirus.
He said, '99 percent of its cases have been found in China, so it is a disaster for that country but it is also a big danger for the rest of the world.' In the two-day conference, scientists will consider spreading of the virus and developing its potential vaccine. So it's not getting its own name.
For that, the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses has designated the virus itself with the even more memorable title of "SARS-CoV-2". Efforts to come up with a vaccine are being led by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), a body established in 2017 to finance costly biotechnology research in the wake of an Ebola outbreak in West Africa that killed more than 11,000 people.
Authorities have notified the World Health Organization and the patient has been placed in isolation in a hospital for treatment and monitoring.
"This outbreak could still go in any direction", the WHO's director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, told a briefing in Geneva.
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