A new deadly virus will come from China

Just 100 years ago, an influenza epidemic, the “Spaniard,” infected 29,8% of the world's population. According to various estimates, from 50 to 100 million people died, that is, 2,7 - 5,3% of all mankind. Since then, medicine has stepped far forward, vaccinations and medicines have appeared. However, new viruses appear continuously, and vaccines do not always keep up with them.

If a century ago a terrible epidemic fell mainly on the weakened post-war Europe, nowadays a prosperous and prosperous China can become a source of a new global disease. What is the reason for this paradox?

At the end of 2019, an outbreak of a hitherto unknown science coronavirus was detected in China in Wuhan. The disease affects the lungs. One patient has already died, eleven more are in serious condition. An infection is transmitted to humans from animals. This new virus is now the seventh in a row, capable of killing people. At first, those who become infected experience chills and fever, their body temperature rises sharply, a cough begins, and discomfort and weakness appear.

Why is it China, which has become a real superpower, suffers from coronaviruses? In 2003, there was already an outbreak of infection called the "purple death." The authorities concealed information about the epidemic, as a result more than 10 thousand people became infected, one out of ten died. The vaccine simply did not exist. The disease spread from the PRC to other countries.

Among the reasons for China's susceptibility to the emergence of new dangerous viruses, experts call the large crowding of the population and their constant contact with animals. So, in the seaside Wuhan, the seafood market is considered the focus of infection, where in addition to seafood, chickens, bats, snakes, and rabbits are sold. Carriers of the coronavirus themselves can remain externally healthy, but pass it on to people in contact with them.

Now doctors are reassuring that coronavirus is not transmitted from person to person. Those who are ill are in quarantine, they receive treatment. However, the disease has already shown itself in Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand and South Korea. On the Russian-Chinese border, sanitary-quarantine control has been strengthened.

The greatest danger is the possibility of further mutation of the virus in the human body, which can make it transmitted to other people. In this case, everything becomes much more serious: there is no vaccine, so the mortality rate is about 10%, and with existing problems with respiratory failure - from 35% to 70%, depending on age and health status.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 14 January 2020 11: 19
    Crowded people in one place probably have their own safety limits, and identifying them is a new task in population medicine. What concentration of people is unsafe in one place, per 1 square. Km? 1 million, 10 million, or 50 million?
  2. Oleg Rambover Online Oleg Rambover
    Oleg Rambover (Oleg Pitersky) 14 January 2020 14: 05
    "Spanish flu" also came from China a century ago.
  3. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 14 January 2020 15: 43
    - Yes, in China the Lord God himself is reducing the population ...
    - It is impossible for one nation to multiply to the number of several billion ...
    - And Russia should not indulge China in everything and help and sacrifice itself in everything ...
    - Already this one is directed against the thoughts of God ...
    - And Russia is climbing, climbing and climbing ... where it should not be climbing ... - that’s always raking in full ...
  4. g1washntwn Offline g1washntwn
    g1washntwn (George Washington) 15 January 2020 07: 38
    Games of biologists with the mutational capabilities of viruses to be used as weapons? And why not, the flu is almost perfect for this. They won't tell us what they are stirring up in the US bio-laboratories scattered (oddly enough) in their zones of interest. And then such strange news about a sudden new strain, which was brought either by bats or by insects. "Day Z" is no longer just a fantasy; crowds of infected people in search of a vaccine will not differ from crowds of zombies.
  5. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 15 January 2020 09: 14
    And I don't believe in new viruses. If the virus is new, it means that the person had a hand in its creation. And this is already called biological weapons.
  6. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 15 January 2020 09: 41
    - Climatic and bacteriological weapons today are much worse than all aircraft carriers and missiles with nuclear warheads ...
    - Given that China is less vulnerable to all this "innovation" than all other states ... -because of such a cosmic number, the Chinese have every chance of surviving even from new viruses ... a mutation will simply occur, etc. . and the Chinese will survive ...
  7. Georgievic Offline Georgievic
    Georgievic (Georgievic) 23 February 2020 20: 02
    What a news!