Wednesday, May 8, 2013

#Coronavirus: Monitor Set Up in Dec. 2012 by IHM; HCH issued Health Notice in March 2012

May 8, 2013

PARIS (France) - A first acute with the new virus similar to that of SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) respiratory infection was confirmed in France on a person who stayed in the Arabian Peninsula, ten years after the pandemic SARS had caused panic 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) of Pasteur Institute who carried out the virological analysis, announced Wednesday the Ministry of Health. This is the first and only confirmed case in France so far this new virus coronavirus family, the ministry said, noting it concerned a person back from a stay united. Arab Emirates The affected person is currently hospitalized in intensive care and placed in solitary confinement, detailed the ministry, which said it had launched a thorough epidemiological investigation surrounding this case.  
Before the announcement of the patient in France, cases of infection were detected in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the United Kingdom and Germany. Most people were kept before the onset of symptoms, in a country on the Arabian Peninsula and in neighboring countries, especially area face this risk, says the Ministry of Health. A total of 30 confirmed cases the world have been reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) since September 2012 and 18 people died after contracting the virus, including 11 in Saudi Arabia.  

Currently, WHO has, however, not enough information to reach conclusions on the mode and source of transmission of coronavirus. But she called for vigilance with regard to this serious respiratory infection, and encouraged States to continue their surveillance. It was reported last month to work with international experts and countries where cases have been recorded to assess the situation and consider the recommendations of vigilance. 

In France, a monitor was set up in December 2012 by the Institute Health Monitoring. The High Council of Health has also issued a notice in March on the management of patients with suspected infections with novel coronavirus. 


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