Scientists investigate the origin of the pneumonia outbreak which is thought to be similar to SARS-CoV-2. PHOTO/DAILY
BEIJING – A mysterious pneumonia outbreak affecting children in China and Europe has raised concerns among health experts around the world.
As reported by the Daily Start, Monday (4/12/2023), this outbreak has caused hundreds of cases and several deaths, and the symptoms are very similar to Covid-19.
Symptoms of this mysterious pneumonia include fever, cough, shortness of breath and chest pain. Some cases have also been reported to experience neurological symptoms, such as headaches, stiff necks and seizures.
At first, Chinese authorities linked this outbreak to infection with the bacteria mycoplasma pneumoniae. However, further research suggests that the new coronavirus may also be the cause.
This new coronavirus has several similarities to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which caused the Covid-19 pandemic. Both viruses have high transmission rates and can cause severe illness, especially in children and the elderly.
Health experts are still studying this new coronavirus. However, they worry that this virus could become a new pandemic.
To prevent the spread of this mysterious virus, health experts recommend that people maintain physical distance, wear masks and wash their hands regularly.
Apart from that, health experts also recommend that people immediately seek medical help if they experience symptoms of mysterious pneumonia.