Mortal pneumonia in China: second death recorded
See also: Unknown pneumonia in China: all about the virus
A 69-year-old resident of Wuhan, Hubei Province, became the second person to die from an illness. The man was infected with coronavirus, and he discovered the symptoms of the disease on December 31, but medical care did not save the patient. About this writes the BBC.
The first death occurred on January 11th. In total, 41 people were affected by coronavirus, five of which were in serious condition.
Unknown pneumonia transcends China
Case in Thailand. Earlier, the BBC reported that a tourist arrived from Wuhan in Thailand (Bangkok) on January 8, where she was hospitalized. No other passengers were infected. In addition, very soon, on January 25, China will begin the celebration of the New Year. During this period, many residents relax abroad.
Pneumonia in Japan. Then another disease was confirmed in another country. A 30-year-old native of China living in Japan became infected with the coronavirus after visiting Wuhan.
In addition, coronaviruses can cause both a common cold and outbreaks of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Patients most often complain of fever, and sometimes breathing problems. The first cases of infection occurred at the end of December last year.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the transmission of the virus from person to person is quite limited. Many early cases of the virus were directly related to the Wuhan fish market.
The first case of an unknown form of pneumonia recorded outside of China / Unsplash
Today, January 16, confirmed another case of the disease outside the country. A 30-year-old native of China, who lives in Japan, became infected with the coronavirus after visiting Wuhan.
Until now, it was believed that coronavirus infects animals. Human-to-human transmission is quite limited. The exact causes of the outbreak in China are still being clarified.
Coronavirus – what is it? This is a genus of viruses that multiply in the cytoplasm of infected cells. In general, infectious bronchitis viruses of birds are considered to be coronaviruses, although human coronaviruses also belong to this family.
Coronaviruses can lead to serious pneumonia, in particular SARS.
Atypical pneumonia is a severe acute respiratory syndrome. His outbreak occurred in 2002-2003 in China. Mortality was 10% of patients. Signs of SARS are very variable and depend on the pathogen, as well as on the state of the patient's immune system.
Atypical viral pneumonia is not associated with pulmonary problems / Photo: Pixabay
Symptoms of Viral Pneumonia
Viral pneumonia has signs of common pneumonia. The patient may have a fever, sometimes it is difficult for people to breathe, and changes in the lungs are noticeable on the radiograph. There is no specific treatment that would be directed specifically to coronavirus. Patients receive only symptomatic and supportive therapy.
Viral pneumonia – symptoms of high fever, which stably stays; deterioration in general condition; loss of appetite; frequent breathing, shortness of breath occurs; weakness, lethargy, decreased activity; cough of varying intensity.
An outbreak of viral pneumonia recorded in Ternopol / Photo: Unsplash
Viral pneumonia in Ukraine
Note that viral pneumonia in China is caused by coronavirus, which is not yet in Ukraine, which means that the unrest is groundless.
In Ukraine, viral pneumonia has indeed become more active, but it is a classic pneumonia caused by other viruses. In particular, three people have already died in Ternopol as a result of viral pneumonia.
The dangerous causative agents of viral pneumonia in Ukraine are influenza and measles viruses. The most effective protection against them is vaccination.
To protect yourself, follow the usual rules for the prevention of infections: wash your hands regularly, cook meat and eggs in the proper conditions and temperatures. If you have suspicious symptoms, contact your family doctor.
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