Russian scientists: a new method for the detection of coronavirus will reduce the accuracy of the diagnosis

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Russian scientists believe that a new way to detect disease pneumonia new type adopted in China can only harm the establishment of a correct diagnosis, according to the newspaper “Izvestia”.

currently, Chinese physicians began to include in the number of infected people whose disease was determined by clinical methods. They include detection of infection in the symptoms of epigastrii, clinical picture and examination of the lungs with computed tomography.

it is believed that due to the introduction of a new method of diagnosis the number of patients included in the list of cases of coronavirus, has increased dramatically. So, only one province in recent days the number of infected has risen by almost 15 thousand people.

head of the Department of infectious diseases of the Russian national research medical University named after N. I. Pirogov Vladimir Nikiforov noted that it is impossible to detect the coronavirus using only computed tomography. So, the scientist reported that the swine flu virus can be mistaken for COVID-19.

“Accordingly, in China, because such a method will dramatically increase the number of patients to be staged more false diagnoses,” said Nikiforov.

Skeptical about this new method of detection of pneumonia is a new type of and the General Director of “Health information solutions” Konstantin Chumanov. He noted that the results of radiological studies is very difficult to analysis to detect coronavirus.

According to the latest data the total number of victims COVID-19 in China is 1,380 people. More than 6.7 thousand were discharged from hospitals, while 63.8 thousand people included in the list is infected with a coronavirus.

Where in Moscow it is offered to diagnose coronavirus

Earlier it became known that on the territory of Russia 548 Chinese citizens were quarantined. A large part of the potentially infected is in the far Eastern Federal district. In addition, the Deputy mayor of Moscow on issues of social development Anastasia Rakova messagesludge that the risk of coronavirus in the capital has decreased due to the outflow of Chinese tourists.

Also adviser to the world health organization showed the most unfavorable scenario regarding the spread of coronavirus. He said that in this case the infection can pick up to two thirds of the world’s population.

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