Date: Jan 15, 2020
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter
Thai authorities on Monday confirmed that a visitor from Wuhan, China, has been infected with a newcoronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said yesterday, adding that the possibility of human-to-human transmission cannot yet be ruled out.
Chinese health officials in the middle of last month reported a pneumonia outbreak linked to Huanan Seafood City market in Wuhan. The WHO on Monday named the virus novel coronavirus 2019 (2019-nCoV).
The visitor is a 61-year-old woman, who was found to have a fever upon her arrival in Thailand on Wednesday last week and quarantined, CDC Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) said, adding that test results on Sunday showed that she was infected with 2019-nCoV.
Her respiratory symptoms and fever have since improved, and she is likely to be discharged from hospital in a few days, he said. [FULL STORY]