Brazilian Returned from Italy Suspected with Coronavirus

61-year-old man, who lives in the city of Sao Paulo, traveled to Italy between February 9th and 21st. The first exam was done at Hospital Albert Einstein and it was positive. Now, the confirmation must take place by a second exam done by the Adolfo Lutz Institute.

National Health Surveillance Agency requested on Tuesday (25) the list of passengers who traveled on the same flight as the Brazilian who was in northern Italy between February 9th and 21st and who tested positive for a preliminary exam for coronavirus. The man awaits the result of a counterproof.

National Health Surveillance Agency that it intends to investigate other passengers of the flight and made the following note:

In the face of a positive preliminary examination for coronavirus (Covid-19) in a passenger coming from Italy to Brazil on February 21 of this year, National Health Surveillance Agency has already taken the following measures:

He asked the airline for a list of passengers who were on the same flight as the passenger with a positive result for coronavirus. The document will be forwarded to the Center for Strategic Information on Health Surveillance (Cievs) for investigation of other passengers on the flight who had contact with the suspected case.

Criticism has increased in monitoring international flights from countries where there are confirmed cases of the disease. The list was updated on February 24 by the World Health Organization (WHO)

The Albert Einstein Hospital, in the South Zone of Sao Paulo, registered on February 25 the notification of the suspected case of a 61-year-old man. He is Brazilian and traveled to northern Italy between 9 and 21 February. The patient has mild signs of the disease, such as a cough, and is in isolation at home in Sao Paulo..

The case is also being investigated by the Ministry of Health and the state and municipal secretariats of Sao Paulo and will go to the Adolfo Lutz Institute for a counter-examination.

The Ministry of Health should make an official statement on Wednesday (26), after the result of the Adolpho Lutz Institute. The government says it will map who has had contact with the patient.


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