HIV. Ebola. Swine flu. Bird flu. SARS. MERS. The list goes on, and it’s going to grow longer.
More than 100 potential vaccines are being developed, including several in clinical trials, but experts have underscored the difficulties of finding vaccines that are effective against coronaviruses.
"Of all the cases reported globally so far, 93% are from just four countries. This is an uneven epidemic at the global level, " said WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
At least 57 new coronavirus cases were confirmed nationwide on Thursday alone as the virus struck for the first time in Colorado, Maryland, Tennessee and Texas, as well as the city of San Francisco.
"The epidemic of misleading information will do more damage to Italy than the risk of the virus epidemic itself"
"The potential that someone caught the virus from the [South Korean] tourists is high; whoever doesn't enter quarantine is endangering the public."
Chinese officials have said the apparent slowdown in infection rates is evidence that the strict measures are working.
The US State Department added in a statement that these individuals were moved to a specialized containment area for quarantine.
"It is a completely noninvasive method of clearing secretions that reproduces normal physiology,” said its inventor, Dr. Eliezer Be'eri.