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First coronavirus case in Germany confirmed | TIME ONLINE


In Germany, an infection with the novel corona virus has been confirmed for the first time. A man from the district of Starnberg in Bavaria was infected, said a spokesman for the Ministry of Health in Munich late Monday evening.

According to the, the patient is Task Force Infectious Diseases of the State Office for Health and Food Safety (LGL) clinically in good condition, as the message said. "He is under medical supervision and is isolated." People who had close contact with the patient would be informed in detail and informed about possible symptoms, hygiene measures and transmission routes.

The Bavarian Ministry of Health and the LGL want to inform the public at a press conference on Tuesday morning. The ministry spokesman emphasized: "The risk for the population in Bavaria to become infected with the new corona virus is borne by the Task Force Infectious Diseases of the LGL and the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) are currently regarded as low. "

Almost 2800 infections with the 2019 nCoV virus originating from China have now been confirmed worldwide. The number of deaths in China rose to 80. There is no protective vaccination or special therapy to treat the disease. However, the symptoms can be alleviated with medication.

According to the current assessment of experts, the novel lung disease appears to be mild in most cases, possibly even without symptoms. According to current knowledge, most of the deaths registered in China are attributable to older patients with severe previous illnesses.

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