By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
In a follow-up on a report yesterday of a locally-acquired novel coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV case in Bavaria, Germany, The Bavarian Ministry of Health (computer translated) was informed on Tuesday evening that three other people in Bavaria had been infected with 2019-nCoV.
These patients are also employees of the company from the district of Starnberg, where the first person affected is already employed. This man had apparently contracted a Chinese colleague during a training session on January 21. This colleague flew back to China on January 23. On January 27, the company informed the health department of the Chinese woman’s illness.
It was decided that the three new patients should also be admitted to the Munich Clinic Schwabing, where they would be medically monitored and isolated. A few other contact persons are currently testing whether they are infected with the coronavirus.
Bavaria’s Minister of Health Melanie Huml emphasized on Tuesday evening in Munich: “A total of around 40 employees of the company were identified who could be considered as close contacts. Those affected should be tested on Wednesday as a precautionary measure. They will also be examined by the LGL’s ‘Task Force Infectiology’ questioned in detail. ”
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