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Canada Registers First Case of Wuhan Coronavirus - Reports

Sputnik News

23:54 GMT 25.01.2020

An outbreak of previously unknown pneumonia was initially registered in the Chinese city of Wuhan, Hubei province, and since then, it has spread to several countries in the Asia-Pacific region and even reached the United States and Europe.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto has confirmed the first case of deadly coronavirus, the official statement on its website says.

"On Thursday evening, 23 January, an adult male presented to the Sunnybrook Emergency Department with fever and respiratory symptoms. The patient was screened and in addition to his symptoms, had confirmed recent travel history to Wuhan, China", according to the statement.

Canadian public health officials also said on Saturday they received notification of the first case of the "presumptive" case of the Wuhan virus, CBC News reported.

The patient is a Canadian national who returned back from Wuhan in Toronto on 22 January and immediately felt he was ill. He is now in stable condition, the hospital said, and is in isolation.

The novel coronavirus originated in Wuhan, Hubei province, whose citizens are now on a travel ban. Other cities in the province have also suspended transport connections over the coronavirus outbreak.

The deadly coronavirus has already been registered in Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Nepal, the United States, France, and Australia.

Over the deadly outbreak, all festivities for the Chinese New Year were suspended in Beijing, China's capital.


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