Rospotrebnadzor said that although it does not exclude the appearance of a new type of coronavirus, which was found in China, in Russia, the likelihood of its spread is extremely low.
On January 21, the department emphasized that the genetic structure of the virus is known. It causes a fatal disease for humans and is transmitted by airborne droplets. The coronavirus of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), which caused an epidemic of so-called SARS in 2003, is closest to him.
The Ministry of Health’s Strategic Planning Center is already working on a special 2019-nCoV test.
“All specialized services in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation are notified of the possibility of occurrence of cases of the disease and are ready to conduct anti-epidemic measures. Sanitary and epidemiological control is strengthened throughout the Russian Federation, ”the Rospotrebnadzor emphasized.Protester killed as Iraq police struggle to stem unrest