Detected a suspected case of coronavirus associated pneumonia in Biscay

The Directorate of Public Health and Addictions of the Department of Health of the Basque Government has been notified of a suspected case of pneumonia associated with the Chinese-born coronavirus. This is a woman who has recently returned from Wuhan Province in China and has symptoms linked to this disease. Currently this person is admitted to the University Hospital of Cruces in isolation. As reported by the Basque Department of Health, lA sample of the analytics has already been sent to the National Center of Microbiology of Majadahonda, reference laboratory to perform this specific analysis and it is planned to have the result in the next 24-48 hours.

Awaiting confirmation of the case, the Public Health Directorate of the Basque Government It has implemented the action protocol and has already adopted the established preventive measures (isolation), as well as the beginning of the study of contacts in the environment of the affected person. In addition, this suspicion has been reported to the Center for Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies of the Ministry of Health. The Ministry of Health and Osakidetza, through the Advisory Council for Emerging Infectious Diseases, remain “vigilant” and in permanent contact in order to follow the evolution of this case and the outbreak at the international level. In this sense, both the Department of Health and Osakidetza have once again conveyed a message of tranquility to the Basque population, since in Euskadi the prevention, detection, monitoring and action systems "work". Thus, at the time that this person has contacted the health system, the performance of all professionals has allowed the "correct" compliance with the established protocol. In addition to the prevention systems of the Basque Health Service, he recalled that it is important to adopt hygienic measures, such as protecting against coughing and sneezing, frequently washing your hands with soap and using tissues. For this disease, preventive measures are similar to those of the flu. From the Department of Health and Osakidetza have announced that the evolution of this situation will be informed, in case it is necessary to take new measures.


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