Beijing - A first case of infection at children's hospital in Wuhan indicates that newborns are not exempt from infection by infected mothers.
Such vertical infection is only 30 hours after birth in an infant The head of the neonatal department of the children's hospital, Zeng Lingkong, reported today, according to the state news agency China News Service.
The baby shows stable signs of life, but has inflammation of the lungs and slightly abnormal liver function, the doctor reported. Previously, however, children had been born to infected mothers who tested negative for the pathogen.
A lot of money, but ...
The World Health Organization (WHO) shared today that she will need more than 600 million euros in the next three months to contain the new corona virus that has emerged in China.
According to the calculations, 675 million dollars (613 million euros) are needed to also poor people Helping countries prepare for possible outbreak, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in Geneva today. "$ 675 million is lot of money, but it is far less than what we could expect if we don't invest in the precautions now," said Tedros.
He expressed his sympathy for people around the world. “We understand that people are concerned,” he said. “But this is not the time for fear or panic. This is time to act rationally while we still have window to control this outbreak. ”
China reported nearly 4,000 new cases this morning. It was the largest increase in 24 hours, said Tedros. The WHO is sending 250,000 test kits to 70 laboratories around the world to speed up the detection of infections, Tedros said. In addition, half million face masks and 350,000 pairs of gloves would be sent to facilities in 24 countries.
Peak not yet reached
Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) expects the number of proven infections by the new coronavirus will continue to increase. “The climax has not yet been reached. Not in China in terms of the number of infections and the development, and therefore not for the world or for Germany, "he said today in front of the quarantine station in Germersheim in the Palatinate.
He wanted nothing more than that there are no further infections, but this cannot currently be ruled out. Germany is well prepared and can handle the “dynamic situation” well. “We wish the twelve infected people in Germany speedy, full recovery.“
The Bundeswehr barracks in Germersheim accommodates around 120 people who landed on special plane in Frankfurt last Saturday. The virus has already been detected in two of the returnees from China, whereupon they were brought to the Frankfurt University Hospital. There are also ten registered infected people in Bavaria who are related to the automotive supplier Webasto.
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Meanwhile, China and other countries have further expanded their protections over the virus. In several cities in the east Chinese province of Zhejiang, residents have to stay at home as of today.
Hong Kong has ordered two-week quarantine for all arrivals from mainland China. Ten infected people were disembarked from cruise ship quarantined in Japan, according to the shipping company, the German passengers on board were not affected.
Despite extensive quarantine measures in China, the number of deaths from the novel corona virus increased on the mainland again clearly to at least 490. In addition, there is fatality in the Chinese special administrative region Hong Kong and in the Philippines.
According to the Chinese authorities, more than 24,000 people have been infected since the virus first appeared in December in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province was. There are twelve confirmed cases in Germany.
Residents should stay at home
After tens of millions of people in Hubei have been de facto under quarantine for long time, the residents of Hangzhou and three have now also been Other cities in Zheijiang have been urged by the authorities to stay at home. "Please do not go out, do not go out," was the announcement from the loudspeaker.
The population was also asked to wash their hands regularly to protect themselves against the respiratory disease and to report anyone arriving from Hubei. People's freedom of movement was also restricted in Heilongjiang Province on the Russian border.
The Chinese government is under massive pressure due to the spread of the virus. The Ministry of Public Security said today that “political security” is the “top priority” in the fight against the epidemic. Decisive precautionary and countermeasures must be taken against "any kind of unrest causing activities by enemy forces".
The Chinese Foreign Ministry once again criticized travel warnings for China, such as those issued by the USA. "Panic is deadlier and more contagious than any virus," said Foreign Office spokeswoman Hua Chunying.
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said there was "a window of opportunity to act" to contain the epidemic. All over the world, authorities are trying to prevent the virus from spreading by controlling travel. Italian airports began checking the temperature of all passengers arriving from abroad.