Great tension as new outbreak reportedly hits China amid Covid-19 pandemic
– Unknown pneumonia, a new outbreak which is deadlier than coronavirus is reportedly putting many at great unease in China –
According to HowAfrica, the Chinese health department has not been able to identify the virus despite the fact that it has killed 1,772 people – An official report stated that the deadly impact of the disease is much feared than the popular coronavirus.
A new outbreak said to be deadlier than coronavirus has reportedly broken out in Kazakhstan with Chinese officials raising alarm. Called the “unknown pneumonia”, the Chinese embassy said that while the country’s health sector is looking into the disease, they are yet to make any headway in identification, HowAfrica reports.
“The death rate of this disease is much higher than the novel coronavirus. The country’s health departments are conducting comparative research into the pneumonia virus, but have yet to identify the virus,” the embassy said.
According to a purported official statement from the embassy reported by the same media, the death from the disease is about 2,000 in the past six months of the year with over 30,000 cases of the virus.
“Unknown pneumonia in Kazakhstan caused 1,772 deaths in the first six months of the year, including 628 people in June alone, including Chinese citizens, the embassy said in a statement. The fatality rate of the disease is much higher than COVID-19. “Health officials have recorded more than 32,000 cases of pneumonia between June 29 and July 5 alone, along with 451 deaths,” it said. Sauke Kisikova, the health care department boss in Nur-Sultan, said that nearly 300 people are hospitalized because of the disease every day.
Meanwhile, It was earlier reported that scientists alerted the public of a new flu virus resident in Chinese pigs, saying it has become even more infectious and dangerous to humans and needs to be closely monitored so it does not become another pandemic. The study by the scientists said the virus threat is not imminent. The discovery was made when a team of researchers assessed influenza viruses found in pigs from 2011 to 2018.
They found a G4 strain of H1N1 which has all the features of being a pandemic. The paper of the study was published by the US Journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). It was also discovered that people who work on pig farms have a high amount of the virus in their bloodstreams, adding that it is important to monitor workers in the swine industry.