Mexico and Colombia are investigating possible cases of coronavirus

Photo VD Carmen Rodriguez

Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

The authorities in Mexico and Colombia are investigating two possible cases of coronavirus. In China, the virus has already claimed the lives of nine people and so far recorded over 400 cases.

Mexican President, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador confirmed, the case detected in the state of Tamaulipas, Is being investigated. As he reported by the Mexican Health Authority, This is man who traveled to Wuhan, city ​​where the virus originated.

While, In colombia, If the suspect is a young man of Chinese nationality who presented the symptoms of the virus after landing in Bogota.

Mexico and warned its citizens to refrain from traveling to countries where there have been cases; that is to say, to Japan, Taiwan and South Korea. Health authority of that country, also he said it is paying particular attention to people who have symptoms similar to the coronavirus.

OPS America emits alert

On Wednesday, Pan American Health Organization (OPS) He issued an epidemiological alert and urged its members to “strengthen surveillance to detect patients with acute respiratory diseases”.

further, PAHO said health professionals “They must be informed of the apparition of an illness caused by this virus infection and actions to be implemented in suspected cases”.

The alert indicates that to date “continuing uncertainty about this virus and the spectrum of manifestations that may cause, the source of infection, transmission mode, The incubation period or severity of the disease and its control measures”.

China prohibits departure from Wuhan

Meanwhile, Chinese authorities banned the exit from the city of Wuhan, where the virus was reactivated, of all its citizens.

Chinese authorities are concerned because they believe the virus could mutate and spread, because it has been found that it is transmitted through the respiratory tract.

According to the information we have so far, indicates that pneumonia caused by the coronavirus no special symptoms. The disease is not cured with antibiotics and treatment is symptomatic.