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New Chinese 2019 coronavirus-nCoV was first discovered two people in the UK. This was announced by England’s chief medical officer Chris whitty (Chris Whitty), reports Reuters. Thus UK became the fifth country in Europe in which revealed the virus.
According to him, patients family members, they get specialized help from the National health service in the region. Does not specify whether went ill abroad or is coming into the country by tourists.
Witty said 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 who were patients,” he added.
Earlier on 31 January it was reported that two cases of infection were recorded in Italy at Chinese tourists. Before 2019-nCoV found in France, Germany and Finland.
To date, the virus has infected nearly 9.8 thousand people worldwide, most of them — 9658 — are in China. 213 cases died, and 187 — have recovered from 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. The who has recognized the flash of 2019 coronavirus-nCoV emergency situation of international importance.
Video, photo All from Russia.