This is where it starts to get interesting!
The rapidly developing situation with the “Novel” Coronavirus (2019 – nCoV) linked to Wuhan, China is showing that human to human transmission is probable as it is now infecting Health Care Workers working with the initial patients. An airborne risk factor now adds a much larger degree of possible infectious spread.
Add to the mix the fact that it is the Chinese New Year and millions of Chinese citizens are expected to travel within China AND other Countries and we are looking at the possible beginnings of a superspreading virus with worldwide consequences.
And it is showing up in other areas within China as well as in South Korea and Thailand.
While not predicting any similarities, think about the “Spanish Flu” of 1918 and how quickly it spread – even without today’s air travel. Right now, a lot of Infectious Disease Specialists are having nightmares and living on antacids.
So far, Wuhan Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is milder than it’s more lethal siblings S.A.R.S. (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and M.E.R.S – CoV (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) and the survival rate is much higher, it is still something to keep an eye on.