No cases of coronavirus reported in Iran

Earlier, an airport staff suspected case of coronavirus, who had close contact with Chinese tourists, was hospitalized in Isfahan with a fever and dry cough symptoms. After elimination of symptoms, he was discharged from the hospital yesterday.

Iran (IMNA) - Iranian Minister of Health and Medical Education, Saeed Namaki, announced on Sunday that fortunately, no confirmed cases of Wuhan coronavirus have been reported so far in Iran.

He wrote in a twitter late on Sunday that today first SMS containing prevention and observing sanitary points against Wuhan coronavirus were sent to all the Iranian people.

Namaki emphasized that he will announce any cases of infection with a novel strain of coronavirus immediately.

To fight against the coronavirus outbreak, Iran has suspended all flights to China and all flights from China to the Islamic Republic have also been banned.

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). The 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), also known as the Wuhan coronavirus, is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.

Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans.

The symptoms of the new coronavirus are similar to the early symptoms of influenza and other viral respiratory diseases, and doctors may not be able to detect it

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