(Combating New Crown Pneumonia) Brazil's Ministry of Health Announces First Diagnosis of New Crown Pneumonia in Latin America
China News Agency, Sao Paulo, February 26 (Reporter Mo Chengxiong) The Brazilian Ministry of Health held a press conference on the 26th local time to announce that after a second test, a 61-year-old man was diagnosed with new coronary pneumonia in the city of Sao Paulo, the state capital of Brazil. This is the first case of new coronary pneumonia in Brazil and the first in Latin America.
The Brazilian Ministry of Health stated that the first man diagnosed with new coronary pneumonia in Brazil was a Brazilian and lived in São Paulo. The man traveled in Italy from 9 to 21 February. On the evening of the 24th, the man went to the Albert Einstein Hospital in São Paulo for symptoms such as fever, dry cough, sore throat and runny nose. On the 25th, the hospital tested positive for the man's first new coronary pneumonia nucleic acid. On the 26th, a sample of the man was tested in the Adolfo Lutz study designated by the Brazilian government. The test was also positive, confirming that the man was infected with the new crown pneumonia virus.
It is understood that the man had contact with more than 200 passengers on the flight from Italy to Brazil. The Brazilian Ministry of Health said that Brazilian authorities would investigate those who had contact with the man.
The Brazilian Ministry of Health also announced that in the past 24 hours, Brazil had added 24 suspected cases and excluded 3 cases. As of 12:00 on the 26th, there were 20 suspected cases of new crown pneumonia in Brazil. Among them, the state of São Paulo has the largest number of 11 cases. Since the release of the outbreak information, Brazil has ruled out 59 suspected cases.
Brazilian Minister of Health Luis Mandetta said, "Brazil will not take measures to restrict entry at this time. We will deal with this epidemic as quickly as we do with other viral flus. Now Brazil's epidemic control has entered a new stage The emergency committee is meeting in Sao Paulo to discuss next steps. "(End)