Fever and pneumonia: in China, spreading the mysterious disease

China has nearly three dozen people were in hospital with a virus that puts doctors in a deadlock. The victims have a high fever and infected lungs. The press is already saying about the new SARS, which in the early 2000s claimed the lives of more than 300 people in China. How big is the threat and what people think about this Russian virologists?

On the Chinese TV channels fish market of Wuhan city in Hubei province now, in every news release. It brought the search for the source of a mysterious illness, which in China is cautiously referred to as “pneumonia”. 27 people – in hospitals, including seven in serious condition.

What kind of disease where and how is not clear yet. From Beijing to Hubei province came the present sanitary troops. There is a sweep of possible foci of infection. Are following the situation closely and the Russian Federal service.

“According to the Department of municipal health, the transmission of the virus from person to person no, all the sick are isolated,” said Yelena Vansovich, the employee of the press service of Rospotrebnadzor.

“All the Russian-speaking community monitors, discusses, someone wears a mask, but as a whole everything is calm,” he assured Olga Mudrova, Chairman of the Russian club in Wuhan.

the Pathogen is not clear. And if this is a new SARS virus that gives complications on lungs. Coping with them will be difficult.

“the Outlook is somewhat worse because of highly effective antiviral drugs comparable to antibiotics, unfortunately, we still do not have”, — said Alexander Palman, associate Professor of Department of hospital therapy sechenovskiy University, doctor-pulmonologist.

Among the characters in the Chinese news continuously meet the 4 letters of the Latin alphabet. All at once I remembered about the disease SARS, in Russia known as SARS. The outbreak of the epidemic occurred in 2003. around the world became ill 8000 people. Of them died every tenth. And it all started also in China.

Wuhan City, maybe in Russia, and not too well known, but it is in the top ten Chinese cities in terms of population. Live here almost 12 million people. And, most importantly, with the possible spread of new diseases Wuhan is located right in the center of the most densely populated part of China.

the Chinese authorities recognize the problem and report that everything is under control.

“If it is to go to the downside, then we’ll just decline to go there. If the situation is resolved, we will respond. The wait is long,” said Gennady Onishchenko, the academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, doctor of medical Sciences, Deputy of the state Duma.

in the meantime, tourists from Russia are asked to consider the risks when traveling in Hubei province.