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Suspected coronavirus case at Irish hospital

University Hospital Waterford

Leader Reporter


Leader Reporter


'Suspected coronavirus at University Hospital Waterford'

Suspected coronavirus case at University Hospital Waterford, according to Waterford News and Star

There is a suspected case of the coronavirus at University Hospital Waterfor, according to a local media report. 

According to Waterford News and Star, a patient who returned from China on Monday reported symptoms of the virus at a local GP's practice and was subsequently rushed to University Hospital Waterford by ambulance.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new respiratory illness, which has not previously been seen in humans. Also known as 2019-nCov or novel coronavirus, its sypmtoms include a cough, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties and fever (high temperature). 

The HSE has been contacted for a response.