Medical Examiner In Thailand Dies After Contracting Virus From Dead Body

In a shocking new twist to what we know about the Coronavirus, a medical examiner in Thailand has now died after reportedly contracting the virus from a dead body. As The Daily Mail reports:

A medical examiner in Thailand died after catching coronavirus from a dead patient, scientists believe.

The forensic worker was infected in Bangkok in what is thought to be the first such case anywhere in the world.

Researchers warned in a letter published in the Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine that forensic workers would have to guard themselves against infection.

Health organisations such as the WHO have urged people handling dead bodies to be careful because it is still not fully understood how the virus spreads.

The potential new method of transmission shows just how little we still know about the virus which has now paralyzed the world.

Thailand has so far reported 2,613 cases of the virus and 34 deaths so far amid the outbreak.

 

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