Second positive case of Wuhan coronavirus confirmed in Toronto

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Officials said, if confirmed, the woman who is undergoing further tests after showing flu-like symptoms, will be the first case of the novel coronavirus in Africa.

Yaffe said several other tests have been completed in recent days, with coronavirus being eliminated in 15 cases.

Today, Dr. David Williams, Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced Ontario's first presumptive confirmed case of Wuhan novel coronavirus in Toronto.

Over the weekend, Sunnybrook confirmed that the first coronavirus patient in Ontario had recently travelled to Wuhan. But nine other cases are being investigated, according to a dedicated coronavirus website launched by the Ministry of Health.

The World Health Organization has stopped short of calling it a global health emergency, while officials here have said Canadians are at low risk of contracting the illness.

Ontario's chief medical officer of health, Dr. David Williams, said the patients now being tested reside throughout the province, though many are concentrated in Toronto. Results are still pending for 19 others, she added.

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Williams emphasised the risk posed to the greater public is minimal given that the patient has been in self-isolation.

The latest presumptive case is a man in his 40s from British Columbia.

The head of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Tuesday that he is confident in China's ability to contain the virus. The coronavirus can not be officially confirmed without a second test at Winnipeg's National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases. He is recovering at home.

President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday China was in a struggle against a "demon" epidemic, as the death toll from the new SARS-like virus soared to 106 and the first cases of human-to-human contagion were detected overseas.

On Thursday, January 23, 2020, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre admitted a patient brought in by paramedics who presented with fever and respiratory symptoms.

An unnamed student, a 34-year-old woman, now in isolation, returned to the West African country from Beijing on Saturday.

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Foreign minister François-Philippe Champagne on Sunday continued to advise Canadians to avoid non-essential travel to the province of Hubei, including cities of Wuhan, Huanggang and Ezhou due to the travel restrictions imposed by China following the spread of coronavirus.

"'The patient now remains in stable condition", Leis said. The SARS infection ultimately infected 8,000 people and killed 774, including 44 Canadians.

In Ontario, the two cases identified so far involve a married couple from Toronto. He flew to Guangzhou and then to Toronto, arriving on January 22. This is more common in people with cardiopulmonary disease, people with weakened immune systems, infants, and older adults.

"I think that type, again, that causes a lot of people confusion, and confusion will lead to fear", Huang says and points out this virus is most heavily impacting Chinese people right now.

Williams said those who are not now exhibiting the flu-like symptoms consistent with coronavirus are likely not contagious.

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