Published: Mon, January 13, 2020
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Vietnam ministry advises protection steps against risky pneumonia virus from China

Vietnam ministry advises protection steps against risky pneumonia virus from China

One person has died from a mysterious pneumonia outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the first death that's been linked to a new coronavirus.

Sixteen other people who were close to the woman on the same flight were examined, and the results were negative, he said.

The KCDC said that based on the latest test, and the state of the patient's health, it consulted doctors and chose to allow her to leave.

The Wuhan health authority in its statement also urged the public to take more precautions against infectious diseases and said it was pushing ahead with tests to diagnose the pathogen and as of Friday had completed nucleic acid tests.

The unexplained pneumonia cases started popping up in Wuhan - a city 700 miles south of Beijing - on December 12.

No new cases have been detected since January 3, 2020.

However, the health minister has called on Indonesian citizens to get accustomed to leading a healthy life by washing hands before eating, wearing masks to prevent the virus from spreading to other people, and eating a nutritionally balanced diet. They identified it as a coronavirus, a group that also includes SARS and MERS.


This morning the WHO on Twitter acknowledged the new information from Wuhan health officials and added that Chinese authorities narrowed the number of cases from the earlier 59 illnesses with the use of a genomic test kit.

Multiple people without safety equipment were seen exiting and entering the market, however, while some guards appeared more concerned about the spread of unflattering images than contagion.

The Wuhan outbreak has been tied to a large seafood market that also sells the meat of exotic animals. Health authorities elsewhere in China have yet to announce similar cases, despite the high population density around Wuhan and its role as a travel hub for central China.

Regarding early prospects for testing, Menachery noted that the nucleocapsid protein for coronaviruses is highly conserved across coronavirus families, and the N protein of nCoV is about 90% conserved with the SARS N protein.

Despite the increased travel anticipated during the upcoming Chinese New Year festivities, the World Health Organization still does not recommend travel or trade restrictions in China.

Meanwhile, health experts were praising the speed and transparency of the release of the genome sequence of the virus.

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