In early dawn, Taiwan CDC learned from online sources that there had been at least 7 cases of atypical pneumonia in Wuhan, China. At 8am, Taiwan CDC contacted the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention to confirm about the latest epidemic situation. Taiwan CDC also sent an email to the IHR focal point under the WHO, informing WHO of its understanding of the disease and requesting further information.
1. The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) learned from online sources that there had been at least 7 cases of atypical pneumonia in Wuhan, China. On that day, the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) had contacted the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention and International Health Regulations (IHR) contact person of the World Health Organization (WHO) to inquire into the epidemic situation.
2. The Chinese agency replied to us in the evening that they had dispatched experts to Wuhan to conduct the pathogen detection and investigate the infection causes. It also provided us with the announcements by Wuhan Municipal Health Commission on December 31, which indicated that there were 27 pneumonia cases, among which 7 cases were seriously ill and isolated and treated while 2 cases were getting better. The main clinic condition was fever and few patients had shortness of breath and bilateral pulmonary infiltrates. Most cases came from the merchants of the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Jianghan District, Wuhan. No obvious human-to-human infections and medical staff infections were found yet.
3. The facts regarding Taiwan's email to alert WHO to possible danger of COVID-19
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