The first case in Germany: policeman dies of Covid-19 after infection in the service

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The first case in Germany: policeman dies of Covid-19 after infection in the service

A Munich police officer died of lung disease Covid-19, after he was infected in service with the Coronavirus. A spokesman for the police headquarters of upper Bavaria, confirmed to the news portal "" on Thursday. It is the first known case of a German policeman who had infizitiert in service with the Coronavirus and then died of the effects.

The 57-year-old official was, therefore, in the case of the police inspection, Munich airport in a smaller Team with special tasks, where he was infected. He had shown typical symptoms of the Covid-19-disease, had come to the hospital and on Sunday morning died, police said. The six other officials of the team were in quarantine.

How learned it means in a mourning expression, in the Intranet of the police: "The Coronavirus has given us a face."

Previously, had died in Hamburg on Easter weekend, a policeman who had been infected during the exercise of his Ministry, but on a ski holiday, with the Coronavirus.

Study: Coronavirus is most likely to occur through the nose in the body

Special cells in the nose, the most likely point of Entrance for the new Coronavirus are, according to one study. Several teams of researchers had examined cells from lung, nose, eye, gut, heart, kidney and liver, such as the Max-Delbrück-Centrum for Molecular medicine (MDC) in Berlin reported on Thursday. You wanted to find out which cells contain two major proteins, ACE2 and TMPRSS2, which the Virus uses for infection. "We have then shown that, of all the cells, the mucus-producing goblet cells and ciliated cells in the nose, with the highest concentrations of these two proteins aufweisen", main author Waradon Sungnak from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, said. "This makes these cells the most likely initial route of infection for the Virus." dpa/Sebastian Gollnow/dpa/icon image An employee holds in a smear in the centre of a corona test swab in the Hand.

The two major proteins are also skin in horn to find the cells of the eye and in the intestinal mucosa, reported in the Max-Delbrück-Centrum more. The point to a further possible route of infection via the eye or the tears the glands. There is therefore also a potential for Transmission via faeces and the absorption by the mouth, writes of the MDC tend to be cautious. Your score is the teams of researchers in the journal "Nature Medicine" published.

In the study, different institutions were involved, including, for example, the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the University hospital of Groningen and the University of Cote d'Azur as well as the Human Cell Atlas Lung Biological Network.

Up to 20% of Corona patients suffer, according to the MDC-notification of damage to the heart muscle to heart failure. Also there docking site for the Coronavirus had been found. It was unclear, however, whether the Virus itself causes the damage to the heart or whether it is a matter of secondary effects.

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