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Coronavirus case observed in Kyiv not of Chinese origin, - medics

Source : 112 Ukraine

Kyiv city lab center of Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry claimed that soon after the initial reports about the virus in Ukraine
15:02, 27 January 2020

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Ukrainian medics explained that the coronavirus case currently observed in Kyiv is not the same kind of the virus detected in China. Kyiv city lab center of Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry claimed that soon after the initial reports about the virus found in Ukraine. The respective statement appeared on the center's Facebook page

Besides, they explained that there are various "local" kinds of coronavirus that emerged in Ukraine, and in most cases, they may cause either respiratory diseases or digestive trouble. 

Earlier, the case of coronavirus was observed and confirmed in Kyiv. This is proved by the probe results revealed by the Kyiv city lab center of Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry

"73 samples were brought to the viral lab of Kyiv city lab center of Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry (...) in the epidemic season of 2019/2020", reads the message.

"Under the results of PCR method-based researches of 67 samples, we received 12 positive results: A/H1N1 influenza - 3 cases, A influenza (atypical) - 1, B influenza - 3, adenovirus - 2, bocavirus - 1, coronavirus - 1 and rhinovirus - 1", the lab center reported.   

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Later, the medical authority added that the reported case is not of Chinese origin.

The lab center also admitted that over the fourth week of 2020, the morbidity rate of influenza and ARVI grew up significantly.

At that, Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry reported that currently, there are three cases of suspected 2019-nCoV infection in Ukraine. 

"Two cases were not confirmed. In those cases, the lab research confirmed influenza. The diagnostics of the third case goes on," the Ministry said.

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