This is the third death in China associated with corona virus – similar to the virus that caused acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in the country before.
Up to now, 198 people have been diagnosed with strange pneumonia in Wuhan, of which 136 cases were found in the last 2 days alone. In addition, three other cases of coronavirus infection have been reported in Beijing capital and Guangdong province – southern China.
The new strain of corona virus was first detected in late December 2019 in Wuhan City. The corona virus group is commonly found in birds and mammals, the virus strains are similar in morphology and chemical structure. OC43 strain of corona virus and 229E corona virus cause common respiratory diseases such as colds, flu. There are also more serious strains, such as the corona strain, which causes SARS or the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) strain. However, these strains are not the current strains causing pneumonia in Wuhan. Wuhan city government says the risk of human-to-human transmission is relatively low and can be prevented, and can be prevented. However, public opinion has increased before the Chinese New Year holiday when hundreds of millions of people travel around the country could spread the virus to other parts of the country.