What is new 2019 coronavirus-nCoV?

a New type of coronavirus designated by the who as 2019-nCoV (novel coronavirus 2019). Also known as coronavirus Wuhan, virus pneumonia seafood market of Wuhan.

Is a single stranded RNA coronavirus. First isolated in 2019.

In January 2020 in China’s Guangdong province was confirmed the first transmission of a new coronavirus from person to person. About it, said Zhong Nanshan (Nanshan Zhong) — the head of group of health is investigating the outbreak.

Many of the first patients was related to the market of Wuhan, which sells seafood, and animals. For this reason, scientists believe that the coronavirus has mutated into the animal body, and then had the opportunity to infect a person.

Statistics on how the transmission of the virus between people, and how severe is the disease, doctors are not yet collected. There is not yet any specific treatment for human infection with a new virus, but patients can be assigned to existing antiviral drugs.

At the moment specialists are studying the genetic data of the new virus to develop effective methods of treatment.

On 21 January 2020, the virus has spread in Bangkok, Tokyo, South Korea, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Taiwan and Singapore. Also doctors was 6 deaths and 303 known cases (as of January 21, 2020).

In Russia there was not a single case of a new disease, however Rospotrebnadzor has strengthened control on the border and began to spread designed by experts of test-systems that will identify the new coronavirus in patients with pneumonia.