Virus or possible mutation expert: incubation period of about 7 days-United Daily

The outbreak of new coronavirus pneumonia in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China has spread to many provinces and cities throughout China. There have been infection cases in Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, the United States and Macau. Experts have concluded that the virus may be mutated and there is a risk of further spread. The cost of virus incubation period averages about 7 days.

Recently, cases of pneumonia in Wuhan have surged. According to the information from the National Health and Medical Commission, experts have concluded that the cases are mainly related to Wuhan. There have been human-to-human and medical staff infections, and there is a certain range of community transmission.

It is reported that, because the source of the new type of coronavirus has not been found and the transmission of the epidemic has not been fully grasped, experts have determined that the virus may be mutated and the epidemic is at risk of further spread.

The health and health committee stated that it will further strengthen the epidemic prevention and control work, strengthen response measures, and implement classified guidance for epidemic prevention and control work in different regions and populations. Further strengthen Wuhan’s epidemic control measures, strictly implement market surveillance and wildlife control; screen temperature at airports, train stations, bus stations, and terminals to curb further spread of the epidemic.

In addition, Gao Zhancheng, a member of the expert group of the National Health Commission of China, said that according to existing cases, the incubation period of new coronavirus pneumonia is about 7 days on average, 2-3 days short, and 10-12 days long.

Gao Zhancheng also pointed out that in the early stage of infection, patients often have fever and dry cough. Although some patients have no obvious fever, as soon as 3 to 5 days have passed, shortness of breath and chest tightness will gradually occur.

“After three or five days, these patients gradually develop shortness of breath or chest tightness, especially after exercise, and their symptoms worsen. Some patients may have severe symptoms such as respiratory failure and even shock.”

He also reminded that he should seek medical treatment in time if the above-mentioned initial symptoms occur. Especially for some people, those who have been exposed to similar symptoms, if there is no protection, they should seek medical treatment early.

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