By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

In a statement Tuesday, the Belgium Ministry of Health (FPS Public Health) announced (computer translated) the first case of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the country.


The infected person was one of nine people who arrived from Wuhan on Sunday evening. The individual was transferred Tuesday evening to Saint-Pierre University Hospital in Brussels.

According to news source, RTBF, the patient in question is a man in his fifties from West Flanders. He works for LVD Group, an industrialist based in Gullegem. He was engaged for more than five years in a Chinese branch of the business.

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