Japanese Man Infected With Coronavirus, No Recent Travel To China

Japanese Man With No Travel History To China Infected With Coronavirus

JAPANESE MAN INFECTED WITH CORONAVIRUS – Health authorities had confirmed that a Japanse man from Hokkaido was infected with the new coronavirus.

Japanese Man Infected With Coronavirus, No Recent Travel To China
Image from: NHK

In a previous article, we learned that the Wuhan Coronavirus or COVID-19 may be transmitted asymptomatically. This meant that even without symptoms, one could spread the virus.

The infected patient in his 50s had no recent travel history to China. This would be the second confirmed case on infection in the Hokkaido province.

Meanwhile, according to an article from NHK, the man had severe symptoms of and was being treated in an intensive care unit.

On January 31st, the man complained due to severe coughing and fever. In addition, he complained of malaise and visited a medical institution where he was diagnosed with symptoms of pneumonia.

Based on the test results, the man was then confirmed to be infected with the new coronavirus. As per the article, his respiratory condition had not improved a was placed under intensive care.

The patient said that he had been to three medical institutions and confirmed that he had no history of traveling abroad.

On the night of his admission, health authorities in Japan held a Task Force meeting and emphasized how related organizations should work together to prevent the spread of the virus.

Meanwhile, the Director of the CDC stated that we could think of the new coronavirus as a “seasonal flu”. He also noted that the virus could become embedded in the community at this time.

This virus is probably with us beyond this season, beyond this year, and I think eventually the virus will find a foothold and we will get community-based transmission

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