In the last days # 1 in the world in the field of infectious diseases is the emergence and spread of a new deadly virus 2019-nCoV, which causes infection of the respiratory tract. The virus first discovered in December of 2019 in the city of Wuhan in Central China.
Currently identified more than 4000 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection was recorded more than 100 deaths because of this. The virus in a short time crossed the border of China and moved from Asia to other continents.
The first cases appeared in Europe in the second half of January 2020 in France.
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2019 virus-nCoV belongs to the family of coronavirus is a RNA virus that has a shell.
Its reservoir are humans, snakes and bats. Although it is known that the virus is transmitted from person to person, not yet fully explored the ways of its transmission.
The hatching period of the disease lasts up to 14 days (usually 5-6 days).
The symptomsresemble the flu and often fever (> 38°C), chills, myalgia, runny nose, cough, shortness of breath.
Laboratory diagnosis of virus infection of 2019-nCoV is to perform genetic tests, from material downloaded from the upper and lower respiratory tract.
The epidemiological situation associated with the 2019 virus-nCoV remains under the control of the world Health Organization (who) and European Centre on Prevention and control of Diseases (ECDC).