Also in Japan, a man was infected while a chinese woman was placed in quarantine in Thailand due to an infection of a mysterious type of coronavirus. More than 750 people have been placed under observation in Wuhan, after that came in contact with carriers of the virus and of these, 644 have been discharged while 119 are still under observation. The first victim of the virus was a man of 61 years who had tested positive to the test.
On the nature of the virus there are no certainties. The only clue so far, leaps to the eye is that many of the sick people had attended the fish market, Wuhan, a city of central China's 19 million inhabitants. Here are also sold live animals and game. The first thought of the health authorities was a possible new virus that can be transmitted by the wild animals.
The market has been completely disinfestato. It is not Sars, the responsible of the acute respiratory syndrome that between 2002 and 2003 and killed more than 700 people, mainly in China and Hong Kong. Dying in Bangkok was Carlo Urbani, the Italian physician who is responsible for the classification of the virus. Also excluded bird flu epidemic that was experienced in 2013, and is never wholly eradicated. The new virus is not even the Mers, the respiratory syndrome in the middle east, appeared in 2013 in Saudi Arabia. This is obviously a new microorganism, which researchers have not yet managed to identify. “We do not have sufficient information to assess the severity of the risk” has communicated to the World Health Organization.
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