It was recently reported that coronavirus 2019-nCoV reached Russia in the form of two Chinese citizens infected in their homeland. And now, it became known, about the first death from this dangerous infection outside the “Celestial”.
On 1 February 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) informed the public that one of the two infected had died in the Philippines. And both infected are residents of Wuhan (China), which became the epicenter of the outbreak.
A 44-year-old man has been reported as the second person to contract a new coronavirus infection (2019-nCoV) in the Philippines. He died on February 1, 2019
WHO’s an official Twitter account.
The San Lazaro Hospital and the Department of Health assured that all measures to prevent the spread of infection, including personal protective equipment for medics, had been implemented. The Department of Health is identifying anyone who may have been in contact with the disease
– clarified from the organization.
According to WHO, as of 1 February 2020, 126 cases of coronavirus 2019-nCoV from China to 22 other countries have already been reported. The geography of the spread of the infection has expanded. Coronavirus 2019-nCoV has been found in the Philippines, Australia, Vietnam, Germany, Canada, South Korea, Cambodia, Malaysia, Nepal, Thailand, Singapore, USA, France, Sri Lanka, Japan, India, Italy, Finland, UAE, Spain, Russia and the UNITED Kingdom.
At the same time, as of February 2, 2020, the situation in China is as follows: 14,556 people fell ill, 305 died, 340 cured. However, the Chinese media report that an outbreak of avian influenza (H5N1 virus) has also occurred near the epicenter of coronavirus 2019-nCoV. The site is a bird farm in Hunan Province, which borders Hubei Province to the south.
It is specified that 7,850 chickens were kept on the farm in the Shuanqing district of Shaoyan city, of which 4,500 were infected and died. After that, the authorities took action and removed all the birds from the farm. It is emphasized that no human infections have been reported so far.