Last week we told you about the outbreak of a mysterious virus in China, which in its symptoms similar to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), better known as SARS. At the moment, the researchers determined that the new virus is a type of coronavirus, which also belong to SARS and MERS. Who was deeply concerned about a new outbreak in Wuhan and was not in vain — the experts reported two cases outside the country — in Thailand and Japan. However, how exactly the virus spreads remains unknown.
According to the publication ScienceAlert, the Ministry of health of Japan reported that the patient was hospitalized on 10 January, four days after returning from Wuhan (China) in Japan. The patient did not complain of a fading fever. The results of tests confirmed that he was infected with a new virus. Recall that the new coronavirus has claimed the life of one person, but in Wuhan infected 41 people. The health Ministry of Japan intends to cooperate with the world health organization, as well as to continue research.
In the past outbreaks of SARS and MERS has claimed the lives of 349 people in China and 299 people in Hong Kong. Today, the government of Wuhan said that flash is the seafood market, which was closed on 1 January. However, the Japanese doctors claim that the patient did not visit the market, but may have been in contact with the infected while you were in China.
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The representative of the Ministry of health Agee Kinoshita told reporters that the risk of disease spread is considered low, while thoroughly checked everyone who was in close contact with him. Moreover, the condition of the patient is not critical and he is recovering at home. Local media reported that the patient is a 30-year-old Chinese citizen, who resides in Kanagawa, South-West of Tokyo.
The the Japanese Ministry of health encourages people who have symptoms such as a cough, a fever, wear a protective mask and “to quickly visit a medical facility.” It is not yet clear whether this virus is transmitted from person to person, however, there is a probability that the virus has already spread in the family. As for the case of Thailand, the patient is in stable condition. She also alleges that they had not visited the seafood market in Wuhan. However, who experts believe that the virus may partially be transmitted from person to person, especially among families who are in close contact with each other.