Stay alert, but don’t panic yet
Date: Jan 28, 2020
By: Nicole Wetsman
Public health experts around the globe are scrambling to understand, track, and contain a new virus that appeared in Wuhan, China at the start of December.
You can see where and how many cases have been reported in this map created by US researchers. So far, there have been more than 4,600 confirmed cases and more than 100 deaths. The majority of the illnesses are in China, but cases have been reported in 17 other countries, including the US. No deaths related to the illness have been reported outside of China.
As this important story continues to unfold, The Verge will update this page with all the latest news and analysis. Our hope is to answer all your questions as people work to understand this virus and contain its spread.
Table of contents
- Where did the virus come from?
- So is this the same as SARS?
- China lied to the WHO about SARS. Are they lying about this, too?
- How dangerous is this new virus?
- How fast is the virus spreading?
- I’ve been coughing. Do I have this virus?
- How can I protect myself?
- Should I cancel my trip to China?
- How is China trying to stop the virus?
- How at risk is the United States?