Beijing (EMS): China’s new virus has already hit Europe. Cases are continuously increasing in Denmark and Netherlands. The World Health Organization (WHO) has said it is monitoring the situation and has asked China to provide more information. Mirror has quoted Dr. Gareth Nee, program lead of UK Medical Science and Chester Medical School, as saying that this condition is not a new disease like Covid-19 but it could be another Covid virus.
Another virus has created a ruckus in China for the last few days. A top UK doctor has said that the mysterious wave of pneumonia spreading in China is a form of Covid. But at the same time he has also said that this is not a new virus and there is no need to panic at the moment. In recent weeks, the country’s hospitals have been filled with sick children. There are fears that the disease could spread beyond China’s borders, reminiscent of the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. There are also reports in many places that nearby countries like India are preparing to deal with this disease. According to experts, it seems to be true that respiratory diseases are increasing in China, especially among children. But the important thing is that this is not a new disease, like Covid-19 was. This only adds to the diseases that people already know about. That is, another Covid virus SARS-CoV2, influenza, bacteria that causes pneumonia and syncytial virus. After China, Denmark and the Netherlands have joined the new countries to report outbreaks of pneumonia in children. A post on infectious disease news blog Avian Flu Diary revealed that Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection has reached epidemic levels.
Denmark’s Statens Serum Institute has declared it an epidemic. The increase comes as the Netherlands reported a significant increase in pneumonia cases among children and youth since August. According to the Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research (NIVEL), 103 out of every 100,000 children aged 5 to 14 suffered pneumonia last week. On November 26, China’s Health Ministry said that the increase in respiratory diseases in the country was due to flu and other known pathogens, and not due to any new virus. Respiratory diseases in China have attracted the attention of WHO.