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American soldier infected with coronavirus in Italy

US, WASHINGTON (NEWS OBSERVATORY) — European Command of the Armed Forces of the United States reported the first case of infection of a new coronavirus in the US military in the Italian city of Naples.

“The European command of the US Armed Forces damages the first case (infection) of COVID19 among the US military in Naples, Italy. Official updates will come later,” – said in the Twitter account of the command.

As stated in the statement of the command, the infected soldier receives all the necessary assistance, he is limited in movement. Soldiers contacted by an infected American are also isolated at their place of residence.

Specialists are trying to find out if other soldiers could be affected by the virus.

On December 31, 2019, the Chinese authorities informed the World Health Organization (WHO) about an outbreak of unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan in the central part of the country (Hubei Province).

Experts have identified the causative agent of the disease – this is a new coronavirus. WHO recognized the outbreak as an emergency of international importance and gave the disease its official name – COVID-19.

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