This interactive map of Google Maps shows the cases of Wuhan virus that exist in the world.

Despite the WHO has decided that it is not yet time to raise a public health alert, cases of the Wuhan virus, or 2019-nCoV, continue to show their faces. Where are they appearing? This interactive map shows it.

Although it is not an official map, and seems to be being formulated by Google My Maps users, the map it’s amazingly up to date and it allows a fairly precise monitoring of the progress of the virus: suspects, confirmed and discarded cases can be seen on the map.

This interactive map of Google Maps shows the cases of Wuhan virus that exist in the world

A map to follow the spread of the virus live

This map, It has not been developed by Google but by users, as confirmed by the company to Millennium 2020. Even so, the map shows with amazing efficiency the officially declared cases, as well as the suspicions and even the discarded cases of coronavirus 2019-nCoV. In addition, this data is modified in real time, being able to do a fairly exhaustive monitoring.

It is especially useful as a curiosity, to understand the current development on the Wuhan virus as well as a good reference if we are planning to travel. But, above all, it shows the attention that the whole world is paying to the problem, despite the fact that the WHO has decided not to declare a public emergency yet.

This interactive map of Google Maps shows the cases of Wuhan virus that exist in the world

There are already more than 800 cases and 26 deaths

The most up-to-date, official figures, have 830 affected and 26 died due to the virus, the vast majority in China. Flights to the country are being monitored and canceled by all the surrounding countries and others further afield. Even so, as the map shows, cases have been detected in other parts of the world.

This is not surprising since, Since the end of December, the coronavirus has been swarming and with many possibilities of expansion. Currently, despite the fact that the virus appears to have a controlled virulence and limited lethality, the shadow of the fear of the SARG virus, which occurred 20 years ago in China, and which killed more than 300 people, seems to instill fear in the population.

This interactive map of Google Maps shows the cases of Wuhan virus that exist in the world

At the moment, we still have many unknowns about the Wuhan virus, although new data is emerging little by little. However, it is still too early to rule out any hypothesis. Authorities and laboratories work around the clock revealing as much information as possible about the virus in order to be prepared for everything.

Discarded a suspicious case in Barcelona

To Spain the suspicion of contagion has also arrived, although at this point has already been discarded. This case concerned a passenger whose flight from China, which had made a stopover in Amsterdam, where she had been recognized, continued her flight. Although there is still no clear clinical picture about the disease, the passenger did not meet the clinical or epidemiological criteria to be considered a suspected coronavirus.

This interactive map of Google Maps shows the cases of Wuhan virus that exist in the world

Recall that 2019-nCoV, colloquially called the Wuhan virus, due to its origin, it is a coronavirus, like the flu virus, but it differs from known strains in several ways. For example, this is more like a typical bat betacoronavirus, which may point to its origin.

Coronaviruses they are among the clearest and most prolific cases of zoonoses. This is not at all common since viruses and bacteria are often very specific and selective for their hosts. Among the exceptions are coronaviruses, which mutate easily and usually affect humans, coming from an animal.

Definitely, no wonder new flu viruses appear constantly, as they have a high capacity to mutate and affect humans. Despite the commotion, as we have already said, the WHO does not believe it is appropriate, yet, to raise the international alarm, so we must continue to wait for how it evolves.

This interactive map of Google Maps shows the cases of Wuhan virus that exist in the world

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