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  • Health Ministry: information spread by China’s media about unknown pneumonia in Kazakhstan is fake
10 July, 2020 10:51

Health Ministry: information spread by China’s media about unknown pneumonia in Kazakhstan is fake

Some Chinese media sources spread information that Kazakhstan has reported cases of unknown pneumonia, more deadly than coronavirus. The Ministry of Healthcare of Kazakhstan officially declares that this information is not true, Strategy2050.kz reports.

Health Ministry: information spread by China’s media about unknown pneumonia in Kazakhstan is fake | Strategy2050.kz
“It should be noted that WHO has introduced codes for pneumonia into the International Classification of Diseases - ICD 10, when CVI is diagnosed clinically or epidemiologically, for example, the frosted glass symptom of the affected lungs, but not laboratory-confirmed. Kazakhstan, in this regard, like other world countries, keeps records and monitoring of this kind of pneumonia, which allows timely taking management decisions aimed at stabilizing the incidence and prevalence of coronavirus infection”, the Ministry reports on its official Facebook page.

It is noted that on July 9 Minister of Healthcare of Kazakhstan, Aleksei Tsoi, spoke about the number of pneumonia in the country as a whole: bacterial, fungal, viral origin, including according to the ICD-10 classification “viral pneumonia, of unspecified etiology”.

“Thus, the Ministry of Healthcare of Kazakhstan emphasizes that the Chinese media reports are not true”, the message reads.

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