Scientists have discovered a possible ‘patient zero’ who started the pandemic COVID-19

The first patient, who was diagnosed with 2019 coronavirus-nCoV, was clerk of shrimp on the market, “huanan” in Wuhan surnamed Wei. About it writes “Izvestia”.

Ученые обнаружили возможного 'нулевого пациента', с которого началась пандемия COVID-19

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Still it is not known how the woman contracted the new coronavirus and was “patient zero”. Scientists continue to debate about how the infection is inherent in the animal, transferred to the person and whether the seafood market source of infection.

The health Committee of the city of Wuhan on 31 December reported that in the first group of infected were 27 people. Then it was not confirmed that the virus can be transmitted from person to person. However, 24 people from the list of infected visited the market “huanan” or had contact with his employees, while four of them are members of the same family.

The first patient developed symptoms of an unknown form of pneumonia, was Wei. The clerk of shrimp went to the doctor with a fever on December 11. The woman told me that because of the business I got no time to lie down at home and usually the signs of discomfort she went to the clinic on the first floor of his house. There she put a shot, and soon her health improved.

But in the case of this new disease even two shots had no effect, and Wei was forced to go to another hospital, where she was also unable to help. After self-medication at home was not a success, December 16, a woman came to the hospital “Xiehe” in Graciosa University of science and technology.

The results of the investigation of journalists, 11 people from the first group infected after the onset of symptoms was addressed in a small clinic near the market. On 23 February, the employees of the newspaper during the visit found that all health facilities, which appealed to the first infected, closed.

It is noteworthy that one of the first cases had no contacts with the seafood market “huanan”. It was a man surnamed Chen, who applied to the hospital in Ssansa, a suburb of the city of Wuhan, December 16 with a high temperature.

According to the man, he works in Finance in one of the companies and has no relationship to the market, which lives at a distance of 30 km, is Not established till now, where Chen had been infected. However, his family was not defending himself before he was diagnosed, but none of them were transferred to the new form of coronavirus. Not infected and who accompanied the man to the hospital.

Chen also told reporters that half a month before the symptoms, he just went to work and did not visit any other places. Presumably, he could catch the virus on the subway on the way to work or after went to the hospital.

The outbreak COVID-19 caused by a virus 2019-nCoV occurred in the Chinese city of Wuhan at the end of December. Outside China, the disease was diagnosed in patients more than 190 countries. March 11, the world health organization (who) declared a pandemic coronavirus.

According to the latest data of March 27, just world confirmed almost 550 thousand cases of disease, died on 25 thousand people, recovered more than 125 thousand patients.

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