China reported on Sunday 17 new cases of an unknown virus similar to pneumonia.
In China, the number of cases of an unknown form of pneumonia has increased to 62. This is reported by AFP.
China reported on Sunday 17 new cases of an unknown virus similar to pneumonia. Among them are three patients in serious condition, which increases fears on the eve of the Chinese New Year, when hundreds of millions of people will move around the country,” the source said.
It is stated that doctors do not rule out the fact of the transmission of the virus from person to person, but it is not yet known how the disease spreads. With 17 new cases in the city of central China – Wuhan, which is considered the epicenter of the outbreak, three were described as severe, of which two patients were in critical condition to be transported. Infected – from 30 to 79 years. The virus has now infected 62 people in Wuhan, local authorities said, eight of them in serious condition. Nineteen people were treated and discharged from the hospital, while the rest remained in quarantine and receive treatment,” the statement said.
It is also known that the authorities have started studies among the local population to find others infected with pneumonia.
Infrared thermometers have reportedly been installed at airports, train and bus stations in Hong Kong to measure the temperature of travelers from mainland China, thus controlling the spread of the disease across the mainland.
“Passengers with fever are registered, given masks and taken to medical facilities, where almost 300,000 body temperature measurements have been taken,” the media reported.
Recall, at the end of 2019 in China were recorded the first cases of pneumonia of a new type. A new type of coronavirus has become the cause of the outbreak. It can cause not only pneumonia but also a dysfunction of vital organs.
The first fatality from a new type of coronavirus was recorded on January 11. The other day, a new virus claimed the life of another person in China.