Two people in France infected with new corona virus - page 1
Cases of the novel corona virus originating from China have been reported in Europe for the first time. The French health minister Agnès Buzyn said that two suspected cases had been confirmed in France. One of the two patients is therefore treated in a hospital in Bordeaux, the other in Paris.
The virus, called 2019-nCoV, triggers a respiratory illness that can lead to pneumonia. The virus is said to have been registered for the first time on the now closed fish and poultry market in the Chinese city of Wuhan. According to new knowledge, it can also be transmitted from person to person.
The probability of such a transmission is currently being investigated. 18 people died as a result of the virus.