Dr. Walaa Abd al-Latif, Professor of Immunology at the Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, said that the symptoms of viruses that cause respiratory infections are very similar, explaining that the Corona virus produces symptoms similar to the symptoms of the cold role in the winter, and includes high temperatures, body pain, And sneezing is like other viruses.
The professor of immunity added during her interview on the “8 morning” program, on the channel “dmc“The virus that appeared in China recently is the No. 7 in the Corona family, and the reason for calling it” semi-crown “under the microscope, explaining that its symptoms combine respiratory and intestinal infections, and has developed significantly during the past years.
The hospitals of central Wuhan in central China, the epicenter of the new Corona virus outbreak, have received more than 15,000 patients with fever every day during rush hours in recent days, and the CPC Secretary in the city Ma Guoqiang said in a statement today that the “Wuhan” hospitals “It used to receive 3,000 patients with fever on average every day in the past few years, but the current situation has led to a significant increase in the number of people and line up in long lines in some hospitals,” he said, adding that there are currently 62 hospitals in “Wuhan” equipped with fever clinics, and that the situation is improving.
For his part, Hu Ke, a respiratory physician at Hubei Provincial Hospital, said that with the improvement in the level of diagnosis and treatment, the number of patients being discharged from hospitals will also increase, noting that the course of treatment for pneumonia caused by the virus ranges from about two to 3 weeks..
The outbreak of the new coronavirus in China has claimed the lives of its first victims in the capital, Beijing, officials said Tuesday, while the death toll from the virus has risen to 106 and the United States has warned its citizens not to travel to China..
Amid mounting fears of the virus, the National Health Committee said in a statement that all cases of death from the virus occurred in Wuhan, Hubei Province, with the exception of six. Although cases of HIV infection have been confirmed in other countries, no deaths have been recorded outside China.
The National Health Committee said the number of confirmed cases in China had risen to 4,515 as of January 27, after it was 2,835 the previous day..
The virus is officially called (2019-NCV) and can cause pneumonia, but it is too early to know the extent of its severity or how easily it can be transmitted..
On Monday, US President Donald Trump offered China to provide it with any assistance it needed, and the US State Department advised citizens to “reconsider” traveling to China in light of the outbreak of the virus.