2 Vietnamese who returned from China have been isolated in the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases.
According to a report on Vietnamnet, a local media, the first case of a student, 20, who studies overseas and just returned home from Wuhan. About 4 days after coming home, she started having unexplained fever, sore throat, dry cough, influenza A, B and dengue tests were all negative.
She has been isolated in the hospital to wait for test results from the Vietnam’s National Institute Of Hygiene And Epidemiology.
Before returning home, she lived in an area where Chinese Government has declared that it’s safe.
The second case was a 55-year-old man, who works as a trader at Vietnam – China border market. The patient has a constantly high fever of unknown origin, so he has been hospitalized for treatment.
Last week, two Chinese visitors from Wuhan city had been put in isolation by Vietnam’s Ministry of Health after landing at Danang International Airport. They were tested negative to the virus, discharged from hospital and returned to their country. The ministry will continue to closely supervise the disease at border gates, hospitals and in the community to get ready for treatment and management.
Vietnam and Governments throughout East Asia are implementing measures designed to stop a mysterious coronavirus from spreading any further.
The outbreak of the coronavirus originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, and experts are concerned at how rapidly the disease has already traveled.
Isolated cases have been reported in South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Macau, Hong Kong and the United States, with 582 cases in China and seventeen deaths so far.
First reported in China late last year, it was initially believed that the virus was transmitted from animals to humans, but the latest indications are that it can be transferred between humans.
The new corona virus strain has caused alarm because of its connection to the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), which killed nearly 650 people across mainland China and Hong Kong in 2002-03.