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But health officials are warning that deadly new virus recently found in humans is quote a threat to the entire world.
It's called the novel corona virus and so far the World Health Organization reports at least 27 people have died -- -- 49 cases.
Experts say the virus acts much like -- ours that's the global epidemic that killed nearly.
800 people a decade ago after it came out of China.
This novel corona virus causes difficulty breathing.
And in severe cases pneumonia.
And even kidney failure.
Scientists reportedly first discovered it in Saudi Arabia last year but -- -- identified cases in several other countries including in Europe.
With us now the chief medical officer from the university of hospitals of Cleveland -- doctor Michael Anderson and doctor -- I you know I know you say don't panic about this but when the World Health Organization gives out and says could be a threat to the entire world it it got my attention.
Well good afternoon I would agree with WH -- leadership.
-- we take this seriously obviously we have to monitor her for this type of new virus the novel -- virus however it's 49 cases across the entire globe.
I'm right there -- about half those patients have passed the way.
But the good news in this modern health care system -- we reacted novel H 1 -- one in the past or SARS in the past.
We've got networks out there that monitor for these viruses and more importantly respond so I agree with the WHO we have to take this seriously we have to monitor fort.
We're talking about 4449.
Cases across the entire globe it's gonna take time to see how big this gets.
But to start.
Cases but then you have these you know what when that.
The WHO comes out says we don't know really where it's hiding the virus and we don't really know how to detected so -- -- hiding we don't know how to detective.
I would protect ourselves against it.
Really great question the first thing is we have to monitor reports of the CDC in conjunction the WHO.
Has somehow you know sort of monitoring guidelines to hospitals and physicians across the world.
If you have patience with this constellation of symptoms.
Think about this novel -- a virus and passport send us the samples of the CDC -- Or to the WHO.
The second as they have vigilance if you've got a patient that doesn't make any sense wind and all the summer -- -- -- so sick from respiratory symptoms we primarily -- flew in those kind of viruses.
In the fall and winter.
Then think about this top of mind the once again the optimist in me tells me.
You gotta take it seriously we've got to monitor port but we've learned a lot of of the last decade or so since -- and since novel H1N1.
And this country in the WHO in general for the world are really very well prepared for these kind of epidemics.
Yeah that we should take it seriously because it debt -- sounds like a good disease right novel Kuroda sounds like a book and a good beer on the under the option or government but clearly it's.
If they're not doctor Anderson.
Thank you sir we gotta -- it's good to see you.
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