Chinese authorities are desperately trying to stop the spread of the coronavirus after the death toll rises to 26.
More than a dozen people have been diagnosed with the virus in the UK, but here’s how you diagnose it all you need to know.
How Coronavirus is Diagnosed
Five people have been tested negative so far and 9 others are awaiting results.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said, that the probability of cases increasing n the UK has increased but ”we are well prepared” to deal with them.
He also said ”that Britain is among the first countries to prepare a global test for the new Coronavirus”.
It has moments like the common cold that make it difficult to identify quickly.
According to the CDC from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these symptoms include.
- .Runny nose
- .Sore throat
A general feeling of being unwell.
Doctors may order laboratory tests on respiratory specimens and serum, part of your blood, to detect human coronaviruses.
The testing is more likely if you are suspected of having MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome).
Is there any vaccine for the coronavirus?
There is currently no vaccine to protect people from the virus, but researchers are looking to develop one.
Scientists have warned that it may be a year before they are vaccinated.
Britain did so in 2014 after the outbreak of the Ebola, Predictive measures in the UK will not include airport screening of passengers for virus symptoms.
But aircraft from the Chinese city are descending into isolated areas of Heath row terminal 4 to limit the possible spread of infection.