“Very low” risk that China’s mysterious virus erupts in Malta

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

There’s a very low risk that the mysterious virus that has infected hundreds of Chinese people finds its way to Malta, says the Superintendent of Public Health.

Speaking to Newsbook.com.mt, Prof. Charmaine Gauci explained that the virus is currently limited to China’s area. She said that it appears that this virus does not spread as easily as a normal cold.

Gauci explained that there’s a low risk that this virus makes its way to Europe since not many people tend to travel to Wuhan. She explained that the situation is being monitored by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the European Commission.

According to BBC, there are around 50 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus. However, experts in England believe that there are around 1,700 cases. Two people have died from this respiratory disease that started affecting the citizens of Wuhan since December.

Asked about the flu cases in Malta, Prof. Gauci explained that while there’s been a recent increase in cases, there are less cases than previous years. This information is gathered by family doctors.