Saturday, June 1, 2013

#Coronavirus #MERS Italy Confirms 2 More: Grandchild & Co-Worker of Index Case

· It is two people who have had close contact with the first case, and both are in good health.

· Ministry is closely monitoring the situation

The Region of Tuscany in the late afternoon announced today that the Ministry of Health two subjects already under medical surveillance because it entered into close contact with the first case of infection with Italian MERS CoV, have developed a clinical form of respiratory infection, which at the time presents a framework for both non-serious.

Laboratory investigations, carried out in collaboration between health authorities of Tuscany and the National Institute of Health, confirmed the diagnosis of infection with MERS CoV.

The two new cases refer to a child of about two years, part of the family of the first patient, and a co-worker of the same.

Both patients are hospitalized in isolation at health facilities in Florence.

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