UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The fight against coronavirus is a real challenge and yet completely unknown to doctors.
And of course many questions arise about how she attacks the body. What are the symptoms. Who is more likely to get seriously ill or die? How is it treated?
Already some of the answers have been given by Jinyintan hospital doctors who are facing the front line with this epidemic.
A detailed analysis of the treatment of the first 99 patients has been published, an analysis published in the medical journal Lancet.
Impact on the lungs
All 99 patients received for this analysis suffered from pneumonia. Their lungs were frustrated as microscopic sacs in which oxygen from the air passes through the blood began to fill with water.
Other symptoms were high fever, cough, difficulty breathing, headaches and infected throat.
82 of them had fever, 81 coughs, 31 difficulty breathing and infected throats.
The first victims
The first two patients who were diagnosed were sent and examined at the hospital, at first glance they were healthy.
After being hospitalized and performing tests, it turned out that a 61-year-old man had lung problems who were unable to supply other organs with oxygen.
He died 11 days after being hospitalized. The second patient also had the same symptoms so he was connected to a device that serves as an artificial lung but it was not enough.
He died of low blood pressure as well as pneumonia.
10 percent of those tested die
As of January 25, of the 99 patients tested, 57 of them are still in hospital while undergoing treatment.
31 were discharged from the hospital and 11 of them died.
This does not necessarily mean that the mortality rate is 10 as there are still patients being treated.
From the first results it is suspected that the origin of the virus comes from living beings of a seafood brand in Wuhan.
49 of the 99 patients received had direct market contact. Many of them worked there.
Infected age group
Most of the people surveyed are aged between 56 and 67 and most are men.
From these statistics, they conclude that men are more susceptible to infection but this remains to be studied.
Dr Li Zhang, says: “The reduced susceptibility of women to viral infections can be attributed to protection from the X chromosome and sex hormones, which play an important role in their body’s immunity.”
Most of the 99 people tested also suffered from other previous illnesses such as diabetes, tension heart problems.
This makes them more exposed to becoming infected with this virus.
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