February 12, 2020

CNN Health looks at the current state of 2019-nCoV and the greatest risks associated with the virus. The article compares some of the recent trends of the virus with the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014, the Ebola outbreak in the DRC in 2019, and the on-going measles epidemic in Samoa.

WorldAware health intelligence analyst Courtney Kansler shares perspective on how the outbreak could affect poorer countries.

"'Spread of this novel coronavirus to such an area would easily overwhelm their testing and treatment capabilities without international assistance,' said Courtney Kansler, Senior Health Intelligence Analyst with WorldAware.

'Venezuela is another good example, where there is a near-complete lack of basic medical services and healthcare infrastructure nationwide,' she said."