- The coronavirus has finally spread to a major European country
- The deadly disease was said to have affected two persons in parts of Francis
- The ministry of health in France said that the patients are in Bordeaux and Paris
The ministry of health in France on Friday, January 24, announced that the country has witnessed the first cases of Coronavirus infection.
The minister, Agnès Buzyn, revealed that two cases were diagnosed both in Bordeaux and in Paris, Dailystar.co.uk reports.
These are the first cases that have been recorded in Europe since the epidemic was noticed in Wuhan, China.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States (US) on Friday, January 24, recorded another case of the dreaded disease which started in the Wuhan part of China recently.
The patient is a woman (about 60 years old) who had been receiving treatment in a hospital in Chicago.
Reports have that the woman had travelled to Wuhan in December 2019, but returned to Illinois earlier in January 2020 without any symptom of the disease.
However, the diagnosis of her case had revealed that she is responding to treatment at the centre in the US. Healthcare authorities in the US have expressed fears that there are chances of the spread of the disease.
In fact, the centre said that it is presently studying over 60 persons and many more possible carriers of the virus.
Nancy Messonnier, the CDC’s national centre for immunization and respiratory diseases, said: “We are expecting more cases in the U.S. and we are likely going to see some cases among close contacts of travellers and human-to-human transmission.”
In another post, Legit.ng reported that the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Wednesday, January 22, issued a travel advisory following the outbreak of the deadly virus in China.
The statement made available to Legit.ng called on passengers in the country and other airport users to comply with all quarantine procedures.
The federal agency added that the move is to protect passengers from the epidemic ravaging some countries as well as to prevent the spread of such communicable diseases into Nigeria.
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