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Australia Hobart man discharged over coronavirus

08:25  26 january  2020
08:25  26 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

Brisbane man being tested for coronavirus

  Brisbane man being tested for coronavirus A man is in isolation in his Brisbane home as Queensland Health authorities run tests on whether he is carrying a new strain for coronavirus.  The man was showing symptoms of the SARS-like illness and had recently returned from Wuhan in China, where the outbreak began. Authorities said there was no cause for alarm. Queensland's Chief Medical Officer Dr Jeanette Young said "we've got one gentleman that we're following at the moment who has travelled to Wuhan and has developed a respiratory illness". "He is recovering at home.

Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds that include diarrhea in cows and pigs, and upper respiratory disease in chickens.

The Shanghai Municipal Health Commission has confirmed that a patient infected with the deadly coronavirus has, for the first time since the outbreak, been cured and discharged from hospital. After six days, the patient, a 56-year-old woman identified only as Chen, showed a significant improvement

coronavirus © AAP coronavirus A Hobart man has tested negative for coronavirus on Sunday after he was admitted to the Royal Hobart Hospital on Saturday with mild respiratory symptoms.

The man in his 30s had travelled to China earlier this month and spent time Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak began.

He contacted a general practitioner with respiratory problems and was admitted into an isolation room in hospital while tests were conducted to rule out the infection.

Public Health services identified the man's contacts since returning to Hobart in case he had been identified as carrying the virus.

The man has been discharged from hospital after his results showed he was not infected.

Man isolated in Brisbane by health authorities cleared of coronavirus

  Man isolated in Brisbane by health authorities cleared of coronavirus The man was put in isolation after returning from China with a respiratory condition, but has been cleared of carrying the potentially deadly disease.The man had been released from isolation on Wednesday morning, with Queensland Health saying he was no longer infectious.

Another 63 people in 22 states are being investigated as possible coronavirus patients. The first US case was announced on Tuesday in Snohomish County, Washington – a man who returned from Wuhan earlier this month and was hospitalized with pneumonia that turned out to be the virus.

Since China reported the emergence of a new coronavirus at the end of December, the SARS-like virus has infected more than 500 and killed 17. Among those who have been discharged from the hospital were younger patients, including a 35-year-old man from Shenzhen, a bustling tech hub in

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Queensland and federal govts clash over coronavirus .
A stoush is brewing between the federal and Queensland governments over the handling of the coronavirus outbreak, with one Coalition source telling Sky News Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is a “political opportunist”. On Friday, Ms Palaszczuk took aim at the federal government insisting only it had the information of the passengers who came to Australia from the Hubei province.Sky News Political Editor Andrew Clennell said a federal government source branded the Queensland premier a "political opportunist" who "would have been aware of the recommendations of the chief medical officer".

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