Wuhan City Health and Health Commission reported unknown causes of viral pneumonia, the latest situation said, as of 8 o'clock on the 5th, the city reported a total of 59 patients with unknown causes of viral pneumonia diagnosis. the causes such as infectious atypical pneumonia (SARS) have been excluded, and the identification of pathogens and the tracing of etiology are still in progress.
The report said that since December 31,2019, Wuhan Health and Health Commission has carried out an unexplained case search and retrospective investigation of viral pneumonia in the city. As of 8 o'clock on January 5,2020, the city reported a total of 59 patients with viral pneumonia diagnosed in accordance with unknown causes, of which 7 were severe, and the remaining patients'vital signs were generally stable. At present, all the patients were treated in isolation in Wuhan medical institutions, and there were no deaths.
among 59 patients, the earliest onset of the case was on december 12,2019, and the latest onset was on december 29;163 close contacts have been tracked for concurrent medical observation, and the tracking of close contacts is still ongoing.
Epidemiological survey showed that some of the patients were operating in the South China Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan. So far, preliminary investigations have shown that no clear evidence of human transmission has been found and no infection of medical personnel has been found. Respiratory pathogens such as influenza, avian influenza, adenovirus, infectious atypical pneumonia (SARS) and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (MERS) have been excluded.
At present, Wuhan, with the support of the state and Hubei Province, has adopted the following main prevention and control measures: first, to give full treatment to patients; second, to carry out quarantine treatment for all cases; third, to continue to carry out search and retrospective investigation of related cases in the medical institutions of the whole city; fourth, to seriously carry out close contact tracing, to carry out medical observation according to regulations to close contacts that have been tracked, and no abnormal symptoms such as fever have been found at present; fifth, to take measures to Huananhai Xiancheng, and to carry out environmental hygiene treatment and further health investigation; sixth, to carry out active epidemiological investigation; and seventh, to carry out etiological identification (including nucleic acid detection and virus isolation and culture) and to carry out prevention and control work in an orderly.
Experts suggest that the season of high incidence of infectious diseases in winter and spring should pay attention to keeping indoor air circulation, avoiding closed and unventilated public places and crowded places, and wearing masks if necessary. If there are symptoms of fever, respiratory tract infection, especially persistent fever, should visit medical institutions in time.