New virus Doctors and patients Hospitals of infection Elucidation of infection route Urgently Wakayama February 16 4:45
New doctors and hospitalized patients at a general hospital in Yuasa-cho, Wakayama Prefecture, were confirmed to be infected by a new type of coronavirus by a doctor, and the infection may have spread within the hospital. There is. The prefecture will collaborate with experts dispatched from the National Institute of Infectious Diseases and other organizations to investigate the actions of infected doctors and patients, and to clarify the route of infection.
At the Saiseikai Arita Hospital in Yuasa Town, Wakayama Prefecture, a male surgeon and a farmer who had been hospitalized at one time were confirmed to be infected with the new coronavirus, and the prefecture's doctor was a colleague who had symptoms of pneumonia. And examinations of patients with a history of consultation.
As a result, three new infections were identified on the 15th: a male surgeon in his 50s, his wife in his 50s, and a 60-year-old male patient in hospital. Five cases have been confirmed infected in Wakayama Prefecture.
The two physicians and male patients who were confirmed to be infected both worked and were hospitalized in the surgical ward on the 3rd floor of the hospital, suggesting that the prefecture may have spread the infection in the hospital. You.
For this reason, the prefecture, in cooperation with three experts dispatched from the National Institute of Infectious Diseases and the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, investigates the actions of doctors and patients who have been confirmed to be infected, and wants to clarify the route of infection. is.
In addition, the prefecture decides to give priority to all doctors and nurses who are involved in the surgical ward in order to check for other infected people at the Saiseikai Arita Hospital.