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Coronavirus – Following Good Hygiene is the key – Dr. Bharat Purandare

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Dr. Bharat Purandare, Infectious Disease Physician, Pune

In December 2019 a cluster of unusual pneumonia cases was reported from Hubei province in China, in and around the city of Wuhan. Scientists discovered that this respiratory disease is caused by a novel virus belonging to the coronavirus family and named it nCoV 2019. More than 95000 people from more than 85 countries have been infected and more than 3200 have died as of 5th March 2020. This viral disease has similarities with two previously reported epidemics of SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) in 2003 and MERS (middle-east respiratory disease) in 2014. World health organization (WHO) in early February 2020, has declared this epidemic as public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC)..

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