The chief pulmonologist of Russia named the stages of coronavirus infection

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MOSCOW, Mar 14 – RIA News. The chief therapist-pulmonologist of the Ministry of Health Alexander Chuchalin told RT on the stages of the development of the disease caused by coronavirus infection Covid-19.
According to him, in the period from the ninth to the fourteenth day of illness, bacterial pneumonia is formed. During this period, bacteria and microorganisms colonize in the airways.

The doctor noted that at this stage, the disease can still be detected at an early stage. If the situation is not controlled by doctors and the disease progresses, more serious complications ensue. The appearance of acute respiratory distress syndrome, when an infected person cannot breathe on their own. In this case, the patient is connected to a ventilator.

“If a person suffers this phase, then the immunosuppression caused by the defeat of acquired and innate immunity becomes fatal and the patient joins such aggressive pathogens as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, fungi,” concluded Chuchalin.

On New Year’s Eve, Chinese authorities notified the World Health Organization of an outbreak of unknown pneumonia in Wuhan. Experts have identified the causative agent of the disease – a new type of coronavirus 2019-nCoV. WHO later gave the disease its official name, Covid-19, and on March 11th recognized an outbreak of a pandemic.

According to the latest data, more than 130 thousand people from 120 countries were infected. Many have already recovered, but more than five thousand patients have died.

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