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Compared to the swine flu that caused a pandemic in 2009, the coronavirus is characterized by a long incubation period and the ability to persist long in the environment. This was stated by the practitioner, the chief of Department of Volyn hospital administration of President Andrew Nagovitsyn, RIA Novosti reported on Tuesday, may 26.
According to him, the flu incubation period ranged from 2 to 4 days, while the coronavirus is from 6 to 14 days. In the case of coronavirus infected can infect other people two days before the onset of symptoms, whereas people with swine flu was a danger to others during the day.
In addition, Nagovitsyn noted that the coronavirus is able to survive longer in the environment: on objects, on furniture, on doorknobs and even in the air. “What is the complexity of this disease? We don’t know. Only now have the means of diagnosis, developed treatment”, — said the doctor.
Previously head of the Department of infectious diseases, Saratov state medical University Andrey Soldatov said that the new coronavirus worse than the swine flu virus H1N1 that caused the pandemic in 2009, if you compare the number of infected in intensive care units and the number of deaths of patients connected to the apparatus of artificial lung ventilation (ALV).
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