Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
Well I worldwide health warning that certainly got our attention this -- this series and add different events including a death in France of a man.
-- from what's known as the Middle East respiratory syndrome -- could the corona virus as you might have heard it.
It was first discovered last year in Saudi Arabia and medical officials there just reported five cases of infection with mysterious that there are these five cases.
Well this virus could cause a range of illnesses from the common cold.
Two stars and which killed nearly 800 people back in 2003 experts are now saying this virus is a threat.
To the entire world they can spread from person to person.
Mainly you're -- -- seizing but there's a lot of questions about that by the way there is no vaccine or -- Doctors are only able to treat -- patient -- -- which often include respiratory illnesses and fever.
And so far there are no travel restrictions because it is the patient who died in France contracted that disease -- traveling to buy.
People are expected in countries are free to get on -- so these are a lot of pantries from the Middle East but also the United Kingdom and France where this is an issue.
Doctor Natalie is our -- gate clinical assistant professor at NYU -- going medical center so there's a lot there stocks listed through people tight piece.
The World Health Organization saying this is a threat to the entire world what do you think -- that assessment.
-- at least first of all we haven't had any cases reported in the US yet it seems like the vast majority of cases have been in Saudi Arabia roughly 32 or sell out of the 44.
The Middle Eastern countries certainly have been affected and then there have been a few isolated cases in Europe.
I think the reason that they're saying it's it's a threat to the entire world is that any time there's a buyer risks that appears to be this burial and meaning that roughly half of the patients.
-- contract the virus had have died.
We don't know that much about it yet so therefore everyone really needs to be on alert you see the comparison to -- is and now it -- images of people walking around asks that the Max for example right.
And that that made that comparison isn't the bats well it yet -- you know that SARS killed 775.
Hundred people I don't actually have the exact number of how many were infected but clearly that was a large number of people who succumbed to the virus.
It is similar to the SARS virus in that it came from the same family of viruses called the corona virus.
Which can highs of sort of wide spectrum of illness from the -- from a common cold to severe pneumonia and respiratory illness and fat.
There's not a lot of compares -- other than I believed they believed this new novel corona virus is also found in bats as the SARS virus so how do you know it's a specific virus NE RS is -- is -- researchers are calling it.
Vs you know some sort of random respiratory infection that someone might come down weapon.
Maybe the doctors don't realize that it's this virus cause yet while the thing that that they have.
To recommended to people is that if they were traveling in areas that where this is now being seen so obviously in the Middle East.
If they return home and within ten days of their travel they come down with respiratory symptoms that would include shortness of breath cough.
Chest pain when you take a deep breath and anything that would b.s you know sort of concerning for pneumonia that you need to go to your doctor any need to tell them that you just traveled in this area where this is happening.
A regular person coming down with a cold or flu like symptoms in New York City doesn't need to worry there's a -- watching -- -- -- Alabama just last week where a lot of people were coming down with his respiratory -- right in the CDC canines and you know it's not the front of buyer might be ruled that out -- right there was questions about it quick -- a question of Mario.
-- there's been some debate within the medical community apparently this Dutch scientists came out and out and bought the padding to the virus and he says his intention was to get.
Big drug companies to look at it but others say he's keeping the virus.
From getting properly tested by other people to try to figure out exactly what causes it right and it what do you -- what do you think about that yeah I mean I don't know all the details of that I read the same thing that you did -- Yeah there is says there is sort of a philosophical.
Agreement among scientists that they really can't hold on to this what would call intellectual property.
If it might impede research and you know a -- more collaborative effort to find a cure or vaccine at -- there SharePoint was.
They had they -- to have interest in best to create a vaccine but obviously not at.
I'm at the mercy of innocent lives so -- they did come out and say we're happy to share all of our information but.
Yes again I don't really know did you feel like -- that the app we'll talk more about as we continue to finance straight factories -- it's great to have you visited eighty I having me I have.
Filter by section