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Japanese tourist tested positive for novel coronavirus after visiting Hawaii

Japanese tourist tested positive for novel coronavirus after visiting Hawaii

15.2.2020

Japan ese tourist tested positive for novel coronavirus after visiting Hawaii

Hawaii officials were notified through the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) on Friday.

“We do believe that this is a serious concern, and I want to assure you that this scenario is exactly what we’ve been preparing for and are prepared for,” the governor said. READ MORE: COVID-19: Virus death toll rises to 1,523 as Beijing quarantines returning residents The greatest immediate focus is to identify and track down individuals who had “prolonged, face-to-face contacts” with the Japanese man after he began showing symptoms on Oahu, said Dr Sarah Park, the state’s chief epidemiologist. Based on what is known about transmission of the disease, the patient was unlikely to have been contagious while on Maui because he was asymptomatic then, and anyone who had fleeting, incidental contact with him after he became ill, such as passing him in a hallway, would be considered at low risk, Park said. Story continues below advertisement The man’s apparent lack of fever while in Hawaii also bodes well because infected individuals are believed to be most contagious when feverish, she said. 2:24 COVID-19 rumours, hoaxes spread on social media COVID-19 rumours, hoaxes spread on social media The man’s precise travel itinerary remained unclear, except that he stayed at a Hilton Grand Vacations time-share condo in the Waikiki section of Honolulu, Anderson said, adding that he only sought medical care upon returning to Japan. State health officials said they were consulting Japanese authorities to get more details of his Hawaii visit. Hawaii, the U.S. Pacific island state closest to the origin of the coronavirus outbreak, has seen no infections documented on its soil, while the number of U.S. cases confirmed nationwide stands at 15, none fatal. Eight cases are in California. READ MORE: Stopping all Canada-China flights won’t stop spread of coronavirus — Here’s why The worldwide total now exceeds 66,000 cases, with more than 1,500 deaths, most of them in China’s Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak. Beyond China, nearly 450 cases have been tallied in some 24 countries and territories, and three deaths. Japan is among the nations hardest, with 251 confirmed cases, most of them on a cruise liner quarantined in a port. Japan confirmed its first coronavirus death on Thursday. © 2020 Reuters Read more: Globalnews.ca

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