Who on pneumonia: no travel restrictions on China

 Who on pneumonia: no travel restrictions on China

According to the report, on December 31, 2019, the China Office of the World Health Organization learned that cases of pneumonia with unknown etiology were found in Wuhan, Hubei Province. On January 1, the World Health Organization asked the Chinese government to provide further information to assess the risks.

According to the World Health Organization, according to the information currently available, no special measures are recommended for passengers; if respiratory symptoms occur during or after travel, it is recommended that passengers seek medical treatment and inform medical staff of their travel experience. Said in the above circular.

On the evening of January 5, the latest notice issued by Wuhan Health Committee showed that as of 8:00 on January 5, 2020, 59 cases of viral pneumonia with unknown causes had been reported in Wuhan, including 7 severe cases, and the vital signs of other patients were generally stable. At present, all patients were isolated in Wuhan medical institutions without death.

According to the report, patients with unexplained pneumonia have ruled out the possibility of infecting the pathogen of SARS. So far, no clear evidence of human to human transmission has been found, and no medical staff infection has been found. Influenza, avian influenza, adenovirus, SARS and mers have been eliminated. The work of pathogen identification and etiology tracing is still in progress.

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