CHINA (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The results of the first autopsy of a coronavirus deceased showed that it mainly harms the lungs. The report of Professor Liu Liang, whose team performed an autopsy, was published in the journal Forensic Medicine, writes the Global Times.
A patient aged 85 years was hospitalized in January with an ischemic cerebral stroke (acute cerebrovascular accident), after 13 days he had coronavirus, and after another 15 days he died. An autopsy was performed 12 hours after his death.
An autopsy revealed that a disease caused by a coronavirus affects the deep airways and pulmonary alveoli.
It was also found that pathological changes are similar to those that cause SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome, SARS) and MERS (Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome), but the exudative reaction was more noticeable than with SARS.
According to the latest data from the Chinese Health Commission, a total of 78.8 thousand cases of the disease were recorded in the country. Given the new infections, the number of infected in all countries is 83.2 thousand, 2858 people died.
WHO reports 82.2 thousand infected. Also, Chinese authorities reported that 36.1 thousand patients managed to recover.
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