30 Jan 2020
Coronavirus Update 30 Jan 2020
Author: Dr Simon Worrell, Global Medical Director
Dr Worrell has over 20 years of experience in the delivery of international medical assistance and emergency care, and has significant specialist expertise in immunology and communicable diseases. Simon leads Collinson’s medical team and provides expert advice on medical issues including pandemics from Ebola to Zika, helping to keep travellers and expatriates safe as they work and holiday internationally.
As the number of patients with the Coronavirus increases daily, travel bans instigated to mainline China, and airline companies cease flying to Beijing, many are left with one pressing question: how serious really is this epidemic?
Certainly, the control of the outbreak is being taken extremely seriously: Chinese cities are on lock-down, internal travel suspended, feverish patients are compulsorily tested in government facilities, quarantine enforced, global airport screening performed, and business activities are halted as t...