As China steps up measures to control the transmission of coronavirus de Wuhan, which has killed dozens of people and infected nearly 3,000 in that country, fear of cases in the West is skyrocketing. In Spain, although some suspected cases of pneumonia associated with the Chinese coronavirus have already been detected, they have turned out to be negative, but the agents at the border posts have received instructions for days regarding the possible spread of the virus.
The symptoms of 2019-nCoV are in many cases similar to a cold (runny or runny nose, dry cough, sore throat, fever, shortness of breath). In the most severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The Ministry of Health has drawn up an action protocol in the event of possible cases, in which it specifies the epidemiological and clinical criteria that professionals must take into account.
The doctor Lorenzo Armenteros He explains everything related to this type of virus and how to contain it.