By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control today reported the first confirmed case of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
In a joint statement today, Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer (PHO) said, “The person is a male in his forties and a resident in the Vancouver Coastal Health region. He travels regularly to China for work and was in Wuhan city on his most recent trip. He returned to Vancouver last week and had an onset of symptoms after his return.
“On Sunday, Jan. 26, he followed public health messaging, contacted a primary health-care provider to notify them that he had travelled to Wuhan city, was experiencing symptoms and would be coming for assessment and care.
“Following established protocols, the primary-care provider notified the Vancouver Coastal Health medical health officer and administered the diagnostic test.
“Late last night, the test came back positive.
“Public health officials are in regular contact with the individual…
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