Coronavirus Infection: First Case Confirmed in Nepal

by Colleen Fleiss on  January 26, 2020 at 9:52 PM Tropical Disease News
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The first new case of coronavirus infection was identified in a Nepali student studying in China, an official of Nepal's Ministry of Health and Population has said.
Coronavirus Infection: First Case Confirmed in Nepal
Coronavirus Infection: First Case Confirmed in Nepal

"It is the first confirmed case of infection from the deadly virus," Dr. Hemanta Chandra Ojha, chief of Zoonotic and Other Communicable Disease Control Section at Epidemiology and Disease Control Division under the Ministry, told the Xinhua news agency on Friday.

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He said that the patient who had come to Nepal from Wuhan, China was tested positive during a specimen test at the laboratory of the World Health Organization in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China. "We had received the confirmation on Thursday evening," he said.

The man infected with the virus had come to Nepal on January 5 from China and visited the hospital complaining about respiratory problem on January 13. After his condition was improved following medication, he was discharged last week.

Source: IANS

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