City Strenghtens Monitoring Systems as New Virus has been Identified
The Shenzhen entry and exit inspection and quarantine bureau is strengthening its monitoring system as a new virus have been identified and has already affected six people but none in China. The six people affected are five Danish nationals and a Qatari man who all traveled in Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
A spokesperson for the World Health Administration said that the virus is a new kind of corona virus that causes pneumonia and rapid kidney failure in a person. How the virus is transmitted is still to be determined and WHO is also studying the virus as of the moment. The spokesperson also said that the virus belongs to the same family of the virus that caused the outbreak of the severe acute respiratory syndrome or SARS in 2003 and 2003, he also said that the tow virus as different and the use of SARS like syndrome is not appropriate.
The British Health Protection Agency reported the Qatar case to the World Health Organization which prompted a global alert on Saturday while the Denmark case was reported by Tuesday. According to the local entry and exit bureau there are no similar cases found in Shenzhen and the bureau has strengthened quarantine and monitoring of incoming travelers, especially those coming from related countries. The bureau will be closely monitoring the investigation of the virus and will be asking inbound travelers from related countries to reports symptoms such as fever and headaches.