"Our understanding is that the cases among health workers peaked in the third or fourth week of January and there's been a rapid fall-off in the number of cases that have occurred in health workers in the last two weeks", Ryan said. "Their working and resting circumstances are limited, the psychological pressures are great, and the risk of infection is high". There are now 63,851 confirmed cases in mainland China, of which 1,380 have died.
Most of the cases date back days and weeks but were retrospectively reported, the organization said.
The virus is said to have been transmitted to humans from animals, particularly bats.
The Chinese ambassador to the U.S., Cui Tiankai, poses for a portrait prior to his interview with NPR's Morning Edition. Dr. Li Wenliang, an ophthalmologist in the city, raised concerns about the viral illness early on, but he was reportedly forced by China's government to retract his warnings and say he had spread illegal rumors.
The figure comes a week after public anger erupted over the death of a whistleblowing doctor who had been reprimanded and silenced by police after raising the alarm about the virus in December. They demanded that he retract his "falsehood". Cui also would not explain why the top Communist Party officials in Hubei were recently relieved of their duties.
Alex Sobel, MP for Leeds NW, said he is one of 250 people at the summit - attended by MPs and transport chiefs - who may have come into contact with the bug. "And this is a very heavy responsibility".
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Crane also insisted that he wasn't aware of the sign-stealing operation and that he shouldn't be punished as a result. It has already tainted the franchise's lone World Series beyond conceivable fix . "And we'll leave it at that".
Japan reported its first fatality from the virus, which increases the number of fatal cases outside mainland China to three. Almost 220 people out of some 3,700 passengers and crew have been infected with the virus.
The vast majority of cases are in China but reverberations from the outbreak were felt around the world, with hundreds of infections reported elsewhere.
Dr. Mike Ryan, head of the WHO's health emergencies program, stressed the importance of keeping politics out of discussions about the outbreak.
The latest case, announced Thursday, "is among a group of people under a federal quarantine order at JBSA-Lackland in Texas due to their recent return to the USA on a State Department-chartered flight that arrived on February 7, 2020", the CDC said in a statement.
Canadian health workers are assisting in Japan after 12 Canadians contracted the illness on the Diamond Princess cruise ship.
"What criteria are we going to use to turn them off?" This means that people have shown clinical symptoms of the new disease, but are yet to be tested positive.