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Christine Dumontet : Questions santé voyage et vaccination

President Dumontet CSV Inc. Nurse

Pneumonia: novelcoronavirus China, Thailand and Japan

17 January 2020

Pneumonia: novelcoronavirus China, Thailand and Japan



Local health officials in Wuhan (Hubei province) confirmed on Thursday, January 16, that a second person has died from pneumonia following an outbreak of a potentially new type of coronavirus. According to officials, a 69-year-old man died on Wednesday, January 15, after being admitted to the Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital in late December 2019. As of January 16, 41 cases of pneumonia have been reported in Wuhan, with six people remaining in critical condition.


According to Wuhan officials, 313 people who have been in close contact with pneumonia patients are under medical observation. 




On 15 January 2020, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan (MHLW) reported an imported case of laboratory-confirmed 2019-novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

The case-patient is male, between the age of 30-39 years, living in Japan.


he case-patient travelled to Wuhan, China in late December and developed fever on 3 January 2020 while staying in Wuhan. He did not visit the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market or any other live animal markets in Wuhan. He has indicated that he was in close contact with a person with pneumonia.


On 6 January, he traveled back to Japan and tested negative for influenza when he visited a local clinic on the same day.




The Ministry of Public Health announced on Friday, January 17 2020, that a second confirmed case of the viral pneumonia that broke out in Wuhan (Hubei, China) in December 2019 has been confirmed on Thai territory.


Temperature screenings have been implemented since Sunday, January 5, at Suvarnabhumi (BKK), Don Mueang (DMK), Phuket (HKT), and Chiang Mai (CNX) airports for travelers arriving from Wuhan (Hubei province, China) to prevent the potential spread of a viral pneumonia.


Source: WHO