12 May 2013
The second patient's clinical condition worsened by the Lille University Hospital.
The patient has difficulty breathing.
The French second patient affected by the new coronavirus was being transferred to intensive care Sunday at mid-day due to a "deterioration in his clinical condition," announced the Regional University Hospital of Lille (CHU) .
The patient has more difficulty breathing because "its oxygen requirements have worsened," said a spokesman for the University Hospital, noting that he was not at this stage under respiratory assistance, unlike the first sick. A clinical assessment will be conducted on arrival in the ICU.
The patient was hospitalized and isolated so far in the infectious diseases department
A specific device, comprising reinforcements of staff, was set up at the University Hospital of Lille "welcome in the safest possible conditions transfers and hospitalization of patients," said the hospital.
This device includes "dedicated teams trained to manage infectious situations. These are the same teams that rotate to avoid possible contamination" of other staff, said the spokesman.