First coronovirus case found in BC

Henrietta Strickland
January 28, 2020

The Lawrence Memorial Hospital is investigating Kansas' first potential case of coronavirus, according to a statement by the hospital.

Officials say the man does not require hospitalization and is being monitered in isolation at his home.

Travellers arriving at YVR from China on Thursday wearing face masks.

The government says the man began showing symptoms 24 hours after returning home.

In a statement after a two-day visit by WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who met Chinese President Xi Jinping as well as the health and foreign ministers, it said that a better understanding of the virus' ability to spread from person to person was urgently needed to advise other countries.

The province expects to have test results from the man's case back from the Winnipeg lab within 48 hours.

A male resident of his 40s, who frequently travels to China and recently returned to B.C. from Wuhan, tested positive for the coronavirus, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry told a news conference Tuesday.

He contacted a primary health-care provider on Sunday to notify them he had travelled to Wuhan and was experiencing symptoms before coming in for assessment and treatment.

VANCOUVER-The first B.C. case of the novel coronavirus that has claimed more than 100 lives and infected more than 4,000 people has been found in the Vancouver Coastal Health region.

The flu-like virus spreads in droplets from coughs and sneezes and has an incubation period of 1-14 days.

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