Nurses in China draw lots to see who will treat a patient with Mers
According to the latest information, nurses from hospital in China, draw lots in order to determine who must treat a patient with Mers (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome). This hospital is located in Huizhou (city in the south of the country). They announced that this was done because there were many volunteers who wanted to treat this man from South Korea.
According to the WHO (World Health Organization) this virus has a death rate of 27%. This man some from South Korea (via Hong Kong) into China. He was named as the first Mers case in China. Before his travel, doctors advised him to cancel the trip because his father already had the virus. 18 who were in close touch with him, during the trip are in quarantine. They don’t show any symptoms.
Last month, South Korea had 17 cases of Mers. More than 680 people, who were in touch with infected people are isolated in order to prevent virus spreading. Doctors trace the origin of this outbreak. It leads to man who traveled to the Middle East.
Kwon Jun-wook, a health ministry official, said that people who are placed in a quarantine are in their homes or in facilities. This is done in order to prevent the virus from further spreading. The first person who died from this virus was in Saudi Arabia in 2012. This virus belongs to the family of coronaviruses. SARS and cold are also in this family. Mers can cause kidney failure, breathing problems, pneumonia and fever. However, experts say that this virus isn’t very contagious.