the Chief pulmonologist of Ministry of health of Russia Sergey Avdeev explained the outbreak of SARS that occurred in Russia at the end of last year, a few months before the outbreak of the coronavirus. He told about it in interview to the edition “Komsomolskaya Pravda”.

the Doctor confirmed that at the end of last year in suburban schools introduced quarantine due atypical pneumonia. However, according to him, it wasn’t COVID-19, and Mycoplasma pneumonia. “That is atypical bacterium, but not the virus,” — said Avdeev.

the Pulmonologist explained that the Mycoplasma can be transmitted from person to person, and sometimes to provoke outbreaks of disease in communities. “But that’s another infection,” he said.

Earlier, Sergei Avdeyev called the most important symptom is a severe form of coronavirus. It is shortness of breath, but no fever and cough. Shortness of breath indicates a more severe form of the disease, said the medic.