Too early to see encouragement from these figures.
From memory, first came the denials that the disease could jump the species. Then, when it became obvious that this wasn't the case, science still insisted that it couldn't be transmitted in utero, so every animal wasn't culled. Then, when it became obvious that this too was incorrect a complete cull was undertaken, but not before many more people were infected than would have been the case otherwise. This is how Europe actually reacts. Denial, misinformation (at best), procrastination and then finally action years too late.Creutzfeld-Jakob has been around beofre mad cow disease and once their connection has been confirmed, many cows have been killed and their use forbidden. That's how Europe reacts.
that's a good question. Initially they were doing blood tests (stuff like PCR). Now they are using CT scans to shorten the result time and cover more cases quickly, though at the expense of pure accuracy. One telltale thing is CT scans of the lungs can rule out a bacterial source of infection. Bacterial infections tend to concentrate in one lung more than the other. Viral infections affect both lungs about the same because of how the pathogen is translocated systemically. More on the CT scans below:How can they be 100% sure it was coronavirus and not "regular" pneumonia?
"A US firm called Gilead"Latest figures: 71,435 cases +(3.1%). 117 new cases outside mainland China, most of which (99) are on the Diamond Princess cruise ship. Total death are now 1,775 (+6.3%) and 10,610 people are reported to have recovered. (+12.1%)
Other developments: a number of cases have been identified where the incubation period was significantly longer than 14 days. In the US a man has been successfully treated using an experimental anti-viral drug developed by US firm Gilead to treat Ebola, although it was not found to be effective against that disease.
In Hong Kong, a masked gang, one of whom was armed with a knife, stole 600 toilet rolls that were being delivered to a supermarket. There have been shortages of basic items such as toilets rolls as consumers have been panic buying, emptying shelves in stores across the city.