More than 2.5 million people worldwide have been affected by coronavirus cases. Surprising research now indicates that novel coronavirus did not as a first thought emerge in a market for seafood in Wuhan.
Consequently, under the auspices of the Chinese academy of sciences and the Chinese institute for the brain research, researchers from Xishuangbanna tropical botanical garden announced that extreme acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS COV- 2) was imported elsewhere.
The team led by Dr Yu Wenbin the genomic data of 93 samples of SARS- Cov - 2 from 12 countries in an effort to track the infection source and see how it spreads.
They discovered that although the virus has spread rapidly within Wuhan's Huanan seafood wholesale market on December 8 and January 6 there were also two significant population expansions.
The research reported on the website of the institute in February, suggest that the coronavirus was originally imported from outside the country.
The crowded market then fuelled the distribution of SARS- COV-2 and spread it across the city in early December 2019. An earlier report by Chinese health authorities and the world health organization (who) reported on December 8 that the first known patient displayed symptoms.
We also started that most of the later cases had ties to the Huanan seafood market which was closed on January 1.
The researcher concludes it was likely that the virus began spreading from person to person at the end of the November after analyzing genome data.
They wrote the study of whether the Huanan market is the only birthplace of SARS- COV-2 is of great importance for identifying its source and determining the intermediate host in order to contain the epidemic prevent it from spreading again.
On January 6 prevention released on emergency level 2 alert about the latest coronavirus, the message was not widely shared. If the alert had received further attention mid to late January would have decreased the number of cases both nationally and internationally. In the meantime, Xiang Nijuan a Chinese centre for disease control and prevention expert warned in a statement.
Someone who has been in close touch with someone within 48 hours of being identified as infected should be isolated for a fortnight he said.
The trend coincided with alarming trends in south Korea Italy and Iran about coronavirus.
South Korea increased its coronavirus warning to maximum level shortly after the outbreak as reported case numbers continue to increase.
In the fight to contain the outbreak president Moon Jae-in said the country was facing a grave turning point.