They are in all eight patients. All are in their fifties and have been admitted to hospital in Villeneuve-sur-Lot last week. All work in the same place, and all have close symptoms: fever and cough.
Having trouble accurately determine the origin and pathology, medical teams have placed these eight patients under observation. "In a time of emerging viruses , it is probably better to be informed. It is a bundled episode of people who know each other well.This decision makes sense, "explains Patrick Rolland, the regional branch of the Institute of Health Surveillance (IVS).
These patients are working for a caterer. Lately, they have prepared especially poultry for two weddings. First virus targeted during exams,coronavirus, H5N1 and H7N9 . "Patients do not respond to the signs of these three viruses. "
Suddenly, the investigations continued, "Based on the evidence presented, it is not food poisoning. "But IVS continues his research:" We are currently waiting for other laboratory findings . We will see below for assumptions. "
Just in case, the Departmental social cohesion and the protection of people focused on a poultry farm suspected, at the request of the regional health agency. The conclusion of the investigation: "There is no link," do you know the prefecture.