Taiwan experts trying to solve mystery of domestic coronavirus case

Taiwan CECC experts baffled by local woman's coronavirus infection

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/03/18
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Health Minister and CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said that out of the 23 new cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) announced on Wednesday (March 18), a young Taiwanese woman's diagnosis is the most perplexing as she had no recent history of travel or known contact with previous cases.

During a press conference on Wednesday afternoon (March 18), Chen announced that 21 of the new cases had traveled to Asia, Europe, or the U.S. and that two had contracted the disease in Taiwan. However, he said that one of the domestic cases had no recent history of travel outside the country.

Chen said that one woman in her 20s sought treatment on March 12, had no history of recent travel, and "lived a simple life." The expert epidemiologist said her case is the most worrying, as they do not know how she contracted the disease.    [FULL  STORY]

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