May 8, 2013
SantéUn 65 year old man is suffering from an acute respiratory infection with the new virus family close to the SARS coronavirus. His transfer from hospital Douai (North) at the University Hospital of Lille has been postponed.
One case of acute respiratory infection with the new virus similar to SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) was confirmed in France on a person who stayed in the Arabian Peninsula, ten years after the SARS outbreak had caused concern in the world.
"A case of acute respiratory infection linked to the new coronavirus (NCoV) has been reported to the Institut de Veille Sanitaire (VS) by the National Reference Center (NRC) at the Pasteur Institute who carried out the virological analysis "said Wednesday the Ministry of Health. "This is the first and only confirmed case in France to this day," the ministry said, noting he touched "a person back from a stay in the UAE" and that "a thorough epidemiological investigation "was launched.
The man, aged 65, who was hospitalized in intensive care in Douai (Nord), was to be transferred late Wednesday afternoon in Lille, also in an intensive care unit, said Dr. Patrick Goldstein, head of the Samu referent of the area north of defense emergencies. But the transfer was finally postponed because the patient had to undergo a procedure in the operating theater in Douai. Doctors should ask an artificial alveolar-capillary membrane to supplement his lung function and facilitate oxygenation of tissues and organs, it was learned Wednesday night with Mr. Goldstein and regional health agency (ARS).
"We must supplement the lung of the patient is not able alone to oxygenate the tissues and organs," said the doctor. "The alveolar-capillary membrane element essential transition between air and blood is deficient: it is therefore necessary that installs an artificial alveolar-capillary membrane." The patient was sedated, is "intubated, ventilated, asleep," he said.
He was returning from a trip to Dubai
The man, whose identity was not disclosed, was presented to the emergency department of Valenciennes (North) on the night of April 22 to 23 as he was suffering from digestive disorders, said at the conference Press, Sandrine Segovia Kueny, Deputy Director General of the LRA.
"He had no respiratory problems then," she said, adding that the patient was followed in Valenciennes hospital for chronic disease. He was transferred on April 29 ICU of Hospital Douai where a breach of his lung function was observed. The case of infection with the new coronavirus was confirmed Tuesday night, she said.
The man returned from a pleasure trip to Dubai with relatives, said the LRA. No cases have been detected in his entourage, the source said.
At a press conference, the Minister of Health has assured that the government would adopt full transparency on this health issue. A freephone number 0800 13 00 00, "will open this afternoon for the French find answers to their questions," said Marisol Touraine. "My course of action is clear: surveillance, transparency, information," she added.
The patient is a 65 year old man, who was hospitalized on April 23 in Valenciennes (North). Ila since been transferred to Douai April 29, where he is in intensive care and benefits of "respite care" or respiratory assistance and "blood trade," said Jean-Yves Grall, Director General of Health, at the conference release. The man had stayed in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) from 9 to 17 April. He was hospitalized with acute respiratory disease.
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