The SARS-like virus is spreading rapidly in China. According to the report of the news agency AFP, three people have died so far from this deadly viral pneumonia, while 140 new cases have been detected. The rest of the world, including China, have become alert due to this new Coronavirus being associated with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. It has killed about 650 people in China and Hong Kong from 2002 to 2003.
Travellers are being investigated in Washington
The fear of the virus is that intensive health testing is being done in Washington before passengers leave the airport. Its first case came to light in the famous Wuhan city of China and the number of cases increased to 136 by the week. Preeti Maheshwari (45), a teacher at the International School in Schengen, was hospitalized after falling seriously ill last Friday. In Delhi, businessman husband Anshuman Khowal said that Preeti is undergoing treatment at ICU and has been put on the ventilator and other life support systems.
Complaint of streptococcal infection
Initially, Preeti was suspected to be suffering from Coronavirus, but later the husband said that his wife was suffering from streptococcal infection. There are two types of streptococcal. A and B. The symptoms of both are similar to those of the coronavirus. A new type of Coronavirus is believed to be the reason for this. A similar virus spread SARS disease in 2002. 800 people from two dozen countries died due to the disease, which started from the southern region of China.
India released a travel advisory
Given the outbreak of viral pneumonia in Wuhan city, India has issued an advisory for its citizens going to China. A travel alert issued by India stated that infectious novel Coronaviruses have been detected in China. As of 11 January, 41 people are in the grip of it. About five hundred Indian students study in medical colleges of universities of Wuhan. However, most of these Chinese have left for New Year holidays to visit India.
What is coronavirus
According to the World Health Organization, the Coronavirus is linked to sea-food. The Coronavirus belongs to the family of viruses. The virus is also entering many animals including camels, cats and bats. Early symptoms such as cold, cough, throat pain, difficulty in breathing, fever are commonly seen in Coronavirus patients. These symptoms then change to pneumonia and damage the kidneys. So far, no vaccine has been made to get rid of this virus.