WUHAN VIRUS / Taiwan confirms second domestic case of Wuhan coronavirus

Focus Taiwan
Date: 01/30/2020
By: Lee Hsin-Yin

Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中, right)

Taipei, Jan. 30 (CNA) Taiwan on Thursday confirmed its second domestic case of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was spread in a family setting in central Taiwan, bringing the total number of patients to nine.

The woman, in her 40s, is believed to have contracted the virus from her husband, who returned from the Chinese city of Wuhan Jan. 12 and developed respiratory symptoms on Jan. 22 that were not immediately identified as 2019-nCoV by the doctor after seeking treatment, said Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中).

The symptoms the husband had were too mild to qualify as a suspected 2019-nCoV case and be reported at the time, according to Chen, who heads the epidemic response command center.

However, the wife developed symptoms on Jan. 27, sought medical treatment the next day and tested positive Thursday, Chen said.    [FULL  STORY]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I accept the Privacy Policy

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.