Deadly Chinese virus found in fifth country in Europe
The new Chinese coronavirus 2019-nCoV was first detected in two people in the UK. This was reported by the chief medical officer of England, Chris whitty, reports Reuters. Thus, the UK became the fifth country in Europe to detect the virus.
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According to him, the patients are members of the same family, they receive specialized assistance from The national health service of the region. It is not specified whether the patients went abroad or whether they were tourists who came to the country.
Witty stressed that the British side uses proven infection control procedures to prevent the spread of a potentially deadly virus. "We are working quickly to identify any contacts that patients have had," he added.
Earlier, on January 31, it was reported that two cases of infection were recorded in Italy among Chinese tourists. Prior to this, 2019-nCoV was found in France, Germany, and Finland.
To date, the virus has infected almost 9.8 thousand people around the world, most of them-9658-are in China. 213 patients died, and 187 recovered from the infection.
The virus first appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019. It is transmitted from person to person. Its symptoms are fever, fatigue, and cough. According to experts, the new virus may appear in Russia in mid-February 2020. Who has already recognized the 2019-nCoV coronavirus outbreak as an international emergency.