Chinese Health Authorities Confirms Fourth Death Due To New Pneumonia Virus Outbreak
CHINA VIRUS OUTBREAK – Health authorities from China had confirmed that a fourth person had died due to the new coronavirus outbreak in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.
This time, an 89-year-old man had died because of the virus. He developed symptoms on January 13 and was taken to the hospital five days later due to breathing difficulties.
In addition, the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission said that the patient also had underlying health issues. He had hypertension, diabetes, and coronary heart disease.
According to an article from ABS-CBN, a separate statement was made by the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission on its official Weibo account.
They stated that 15 of their medical staff in Wuhan had been diagnosed with pneumonia with one other suspected case. Also, of the 15 infected, one was in critical condition.
The mysterious China virus outbreak began in Wuhan. However, it had already spread outside and was confirmed to be found in Beijing and Shanghai.
Four cases of the virus had also been reported outside of China. South Korea, Thailand, and Japan all had cases of the new coronavirus.
The virus is spread through sneezing, coughing, or direct contact with an infected person. However, some types of the virus lead to a more deadly respiratory disease such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
With the upcoming Lunar New Year, health officials elevated concerns due to the mass migration of Chinese individuals to foreign lands for the holidays. This could potentially spread the virus outside of China.
Because of this, several airport authorities have begun airport screenings for people arriving from China. The Philippines had also imposed strict monitoring of the virus.
Blood samples and throat swabs were taken from them and sent to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine in Manila for testing.
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