Is this the big one lads? What started as a few cases in Hunan in late December has now spread to several major Chinese cities including Beijing and Shanghai, Bangkok, Seoul, Toyko, Brisbane and now Washington state crossing the Pacific. After lying for a few weeks the Chinese government have now admitted it is transmitted person to person and have now sealed off Wuhan.
Chinese New Year should be cancelled as a precaution and travel restrictions put in place before it’s too late. The SARS outbreak in 2003 killed 800 people. The Wuhan virus is a cousin of SARS, a zoonotic that can be transmitted from animals to humans.