The coronavirus surprised the doctors! A new way to transmit infection discovered!

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 22:47
Can coronavirus infection be asymptomatic and can the patient infect other people during it? Very little is known about the new variety of Wuhan coronavirus that has been designated the 2019-nCoV symbol, and doctors are still gathering new information that may be useful in preventing the uncontrolled spread of the disease.

Cronavirus goes pandemic?

The case of a 10-year-old boy who was diagnosed with a coronavirus infection has raised a number of new concerns among medics about possible ways of this pathogen spreading.

The case of a 10-year-old boy who was diagnosed with an infection was described in the prestigious Lancet medical journal ( source 1 ). The boy did not show any signs of infection. Despite this - according to medics - the child almost completely infected the virus with more than one hundred percent. The boy is from Shenzhen, southeast China.

At the end of December, his 10-year-old family visited relatives in Wuhan. After three days, some of them developed typical symptoms of a viral infection, such as diarrhea, fatigue, as well as coughing and elevated body temperature. After returning home, they were diagnosed with 2019-nCoV coronavirus infection based on blood analysis and lung x-rays.

Although the boy seemed quite healthy, under pressure from his upset parents, the doctors examined his lungs. Both the child's lung condition and a swab of the back of the nose and throat confirmed the asymptomatic course of infection. This meant that the child was able to transmit the virus, although it showed no signs that could arouse suspicion of medical services at checkpoints located at airports, for example.

Health services warn that in such circumstances no security measures have been taken, including at medical checkpoints, they will in no way limit the global spread of the disease.

The deputy director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Feng Zijian said adults and seniors are undergoing coronavirus infection much harder. For children, the symptoms tend to be quite mild.

Bibliography:

1 - Live Mint - Doctors say 10-year-old boy was 'shedding virus without symptoms'.