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Hong Kong authorities name new coronavirus spread

Hong Kong authorities name new coronavirus spread
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Hong Kong authorities believe that the new coronavirus can spread through sewer pipes. Infection through the system already occurred during an outbreak of SARS in 2002.

According to the television company CNN, in a residential complex in Hong Kong, a 62-year-old woman who did not visit Wuhan and did not communicate with other infected people became infected with a coronavirus. However, the same sewer riser passed through her apartment and the home of the infected man.

Authorities evacuated part of the inhabitants of the house, checked the water supply and sewage systems, the virus was not detected. However, experts found that in the apartment of one of the sick, the sewer pipe was independently redone. It is possible that the air from the sewer has got into other apartments.

WHO recognized coronavirus outbreak in China in late January emergency. Russian authorities infect to the list of dangerous for surrounding diseases. Its victims in China were more than 1 people. In Russia, both patients this week discharged from the hospital.

According to the estimates of English scientists, the peak incidence will occur in the second half of February 2020, and the number of cases will reach 500 thousand human. WHO estimates first vaccine for new coronavirus can be created in 1,5 of the year.

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