Austria has confirmed novel coronavirus pneumonia in 4 cases, some of whom have been to Italy.

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 Austria has confirmed novel coronavirus pneumonia in 4 cases, some of whom have been to Italy.


On March 1, 4 newly confirmed cases were found in Vienna, with mild symptoms. Two of the confirmed cases were tourists from Germany, who had recently participated in Carnival activities in Germany and contacted a confirmed patient, who was currently isolated and observed in a vacation home in Vienna. The third confirmed case was a 36 year old female who had recently travelled to Milan, Italy. The fourth confirmed case is male, the route of infection is unknown. Both are currently isolated at home.

Austrian health minister ansobel said on March 1 that the rapid development of the Italian and German epidemic is worrying. Austria is located between Italy and Germany. It cant build walls on the Austrian border to stop the virus as it did in the middle ages. Therefore, it is necessary to form an active and unified anti epidemic strategy in Europe, to detect and isolate patients, to track those who have contact with the confirmed patients, and to determine whether to take further measures according to the latest situation of the epidemic.

The novel coronavirus pneumonia is the key period for the development of the new crown pneumonia in the world in the next three weeks, Baer said. According to experts, novel coronavirus pneumonia may become influenza like infectious disease, which will disappear in summer and become popular in winter. Therefore, novel coronavirus pneumonia vaccine is essential to develop as soon as possible this winter.