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US News Chinese man being tested for Coronavirus at St James's Hospital in Dublin

01:20  05 february  2020
01:20  05 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

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St . James \' s Hospital , Dublin , Ireland - Provides a comprehensive range of diagnostic and treatment services. The Occupational Therapy Department at St . James ' s Hospital are hosting an open morning, aimed at those interested in pursuing a career in occupational therapy.

St . James ' s Hospital (Irish: Ospidéal Naomh Séamas) is a teaching hospital in Dublin , Ireland. Its academic partner is Trinity College Dublin . It is managed by Dublin Midlands Hospital Group.

a sign in front of a building: St James's Hospital in Dublin (stock image) © Collins St James's Hospital in Dublin (stock image) A Chinese man living in Dublin is being tested for a suspected case of Coronavirus.

The man, in his 40s and originally from China but living in south inner city Dublin, had recently returned from the Asian country and is understood to be displaying the tell-tale symptoms of the killer virus.

The man is being treated at St James's Hospital in the capital tonight.

His GP phoned the hospital ahead of the patient's arrival after the man presented at his south Dublin doctor's surgery. The patient was admitted to St James's on Monday evening.

The man is being tested for the virus and is currently in a special Negative Pressure Isolation Room in St Kevin’s Ward, with the hospital following the strict protocol put in place by the HSE for the outbreak, which was declared a worldwide health emergency last month.

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A passenger who was taken for tests from a plane at Dublin Airport on Saturday night has tested negative for the coronavirus . It is believed he travelled there from China . The man was taken away by ambulance where he was brought to an isolation room in the Mater Hospital .

It is understood the passenger who was taken away by ambulance was brought to an isolation room in the Mater Hospital which has been set up as part of the Irish response to the coronavirus Passenger who arrived in Dublin from Moscow still in isolation and being tested for coronavirus .

A source told Dublin Live: "At this stage the patient is being tested. It's important to note that it hasn't been confirmed whether or not the patient has the virus yet.

"That won't be known until the tests come back. All precautions are being taken."

It’s understood that unlike previous Coronavirus scares in Ireland, the patient at St James’s presented within the "incubation period" and medics suspect he has the much-feared bug.

St Kevin's Ward is part of a 59 bed Acute Medical Admission Unit.

The function of the AMAU, the St James's Hopsital website says, is "to provide an efficient service, rapid investigation, early diagnosis/treatment" as well as early planned discharge.

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There were at least 151 cases in 23 other countries and regions, including two cases in the UK. 

The HSE said that it will only comment on confirmed cases of the virus. A spokesperson told Dublin Live: "Ireland has advanced plans in place as part of its comprehensive preparedness to deal with public health emergencies such as novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

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St . James ’ s Hospital occupies a place at the forefront of the Irish health sector. It is the largest Academic Teaching Hospital in the Republic of Ireland, enjoying strong links with the Together with the original Guinness Brewery, it is a key landmark in the Liberties area of Dublin on James ’ s Street .

The hospital is located in Dublin ’s southwest inner city, between James ’ s Street and the South Circular Road. It is readily accessible by car and by public transport and O’Connell Street in Dublin ’s city centre is approximately 3 kilometres from the hospital . A number of developments related to St

"These plans have helped us to respond to previous incidents such as pandemic influenza, SARS and MERS. "

Ireland is well positioned to detect and respond to a case of the novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that might arise here. "To date, there are no confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Ireland."

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