Bundeswehr takes measures against coronavirus spread

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The medical service of the Bundeswehr announced on Friday on its official website measures that are being taken due to a possible spread of the corona virus.

So far, according to the statement a soldier infected. Senior Physician Dr. Thomas Harbaum called for “open, honest, central and understandable information about the virus”. Only then would “not every cough or runny nose in the family lead to fear and insecurity”.

“At the same time, it is important to use our preparations for an epidemic now and to implement all measures that prevent as far as possible spreading domestically and in our areas of application.”

Exchange of information and isolation

The measures to restrict the spread of corona include the establishment of individual accommodation options to protect the environment from infections and the constant exchange of information between the medical service and the Robert Koch Institute as well as the civil health authorities.
There would then be more than 1200 places available for the isolated accommodation of soldiers suspected of being infected. The five Bundeswehr hospitals are prepared to be able to treat patients infected with Sars-CoV-2 in single isolation according to valid guidelines. In addition, each of the Bundeswehr hospitals provides places for people with intensive care who suffer from Covid 19.
According to the medical service, “the different patient groups are consistently separated” in the emergency department of the clinics, so that “suspect persons” can be distinguished from other patients as early as possible.

Vaccination protection will be checked on the contingents. Before the transfers, a medical history is taken, which queries the whereabouts of the contingent members before the assignment.

Novel corona virus

At the end of December, Beijing informed the World Health Organization (WHO) of the outbreak of pneumonia of unknown cause in Wuhan City (Hubei Province). The coronavirus 2019-nCoV, which was given the name Sars-CoV-2, was identified as the pathogen a little later. The new corona lung disease has received the official name Covid-19 from the WHO. The WHO has an international one because of the corona virus Health emergency called out.

Coronavirus cases worldwide

The first cases have been reported in numerous countries, including Israel, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Estonia, Romania, Belarus and Lithuania. Italy has the largest outbreak in Europe with more than 650 infected people and at least 17 deaths.

In mainland China, the number of infections recorded rose to around 78,800, the number of deaths in the official statistics for mainland China was 2,788 China’s statistics significantly reduced. The number of recoveries worldwide is more than 36,600.

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