Authorities in the US will begin screening airline passengers from central China after a third person died and more than 200 cases of a new coronavirus strain were confirmed. The World Health Organization has recommended that every-one keep good hygiene and avoid people with cold and flu-like symptoms to protect themselves.

With over 1.3 Million Chinese visiting Australia each year makes this mysterious virus outbreak a potential threat to Australia, and we should follow the US lead and start screening every passenger who comes from Asia to Australia.