By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
The Malaysia Ministry of Health has reported four confirmed imported novel coronavirus (2019-NoCv) cases through Jan. 25.
According to health officials, three cases are family members of a 66 year-old male Chinese national from Wuhan who arrived in Singapore with his family Monday.
They are the 65-year-old wife and their two grandchildren, ages 11 and 2.
The patients were part of a group of 10 that had travelled to Singapore from Guangzhou on Jan 20.
On Saturday, a fourth case was reported in a 40-year-old man from Wuhan, China. Case arrives in Johor Bahru on January 22, 2020 by bus from Singapore. The case came with a group of 17 Chinese tourists; which also consisted of a wife and a child. The case began to have symptoms of fever on January 23, 2020, and the next day he went for treatment at a nearby private hospital.
He was later referred by the private hospital to receive further treatment under the care of the Sultanah Aminah Hospital of Infectious Diseases, Johor Bahru.
The case was still feverish and coughing, but he was in stable condition. The Johor State Department of Health (JKN) immediately responded by locating all 17 contacts from the same travel group involved in the case and conducting health screening to check their health status. The results showed that they had no fever and did not have any symptoms of infection. Further clinical samples were taken among these contacts for the 2019-nCoV detection and validation test at MKAK Sungai Buloh. All of these contacts were then placed under the Monitoring and Exit Orders in the space provided pending the results of the tests conducted on them.
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