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One dead and dozens are sick on mysterious disease in China

The Wuhan Health authorities said, a 61-year-old man died from pneumonia in Central China at Wuhan City and 7 others are in critical conditions because of the new virus. In the statement announced by Wuhan Municipal Health Commission, they have recorded a total of 41 persons that have been diagnosed with a pathogen which is the result of primary lab test this week that pointed to the new type of coronavirus.

The man was a regular buyer at supermarket seafood and was previously diagnosed with abdominal tumours and chronic liver disease before he dies in pneumonia.

After he admitted to the hospital his health does not improve by the given treatment that leads to heart failure. The man died last January 9. The commission said that there is no new cases of the virus have been recorded since January 3.

Wuhan Health authority said that the patients are mainly vendors and purchasers in the seafood supermarket in their city. They also added that no one of their medical staff has been infected of the virus nor there is no clear evidence that this virus cab is transmitted from one person to another.

According to the World Health Organization, the present outbreak is caused by newly emerging family viruses of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

The Coronavirus is a large family virus that caused infections from the common cold to SARS. There are some virus type cause less harmful diseases while others caused a serious illness like MERS.

Because the outbreak comes ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays in late January,  1.4 billion Chinese people will travel to their home towns and abroad. The officials were told a news briefing on Thursday because their government are expecting passengers around 440 million trips via rail and the another 79 million will trip via aeroplanes.

The Wuhan health authority warned the public to take more precautions against infectious diseases on their statement.


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