This was stated by Deputy Head of the Ministry of Health and Chief Sanitary and Epidemiological Doctor Viktor Lyashko during a briefing on the situation with counteracting the spread of coronavirus.
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He noted that the family – husband and wife traveled to countries where there is an outbreak of coronavirus. When they returned to Ukraine, one person recorded an elevated temperature. They began to be observed, and on February 29, the first symptoms appeared that required consultation in an infectious diseases hospital.
The chief sanitary and epidemiological doctor Viktor Lyashko "An ambulance team arrived, which is designated to transport people with suspected coronavirus. He was taken to a hospital designated by the Ministry of Health. During the medical examination, biological materials were collected and sent for testing. On March 1, they carried out quick tests for "type A and B. influenza. And they took the materials for testing for coronavirus. Yesterday I said that there were 4 cases of suspicion, today one of them was confirmed."
He added that now the Ministry of Health has begun working with contact persons. There are not many of them, local epidemiologists know about them.
Chief Sanitary and Epidemiological Doctor Viktor Lyashko "The system has demonstrated readiness for the first case. We are working as usual. In the future, there is already an algorithm of what we will do if internal transmission is recorded in the country."
Lyashko added that the man’s disease is mild, his condition is stable and medical assistance could be provided at home. The patient’s wife is in isolation.
What is known about the patient?
At a briefing at the Chernivtsi Regional State Administration, they noted that the patient was a middle-aged man. He and his wife traveled by plane to Italy from Romania and vice versa, and to Ukraine by car. He had close contact only with his wife.
It is also known that the patient has no complications in the form of viral pneumonia.
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