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Coronavirus : two of the eleven patients hospitalized in France are cured

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Une femme évacuée de la province de Wuhan à son arrivée à la base aérienne d’Istres-Le Tubé, le 9 février 2020. A woman evacuated from the province of Wuhan on his arrival at the air base of Istres-Le Tubé on 9 February 2020. AXEL PFIEFFER / AFP

Two of the eleven people hospitalized in France after having been infected by the new coronavirus are “cured” and out of the hospital, announced on Wednesday, February 12, the ministry of health.

It is the couple of thirty-something chinese who was hospitalized at the Bichat hospital in Paris, said the number two in the ministry, Jerome Solomon, adding that no new cases had for the time been detected in France. When screening them at the end of January, the head of the department of infectious diseases, Bichat had made clear that this couple, ” a native of Wuhan “, had arrived on 18 January in France for a trip. Professor Solomon has indicated that a patient is cured does not require any specific monitoring.

Nine hospitalized patients

Exit criteria respond to an “protocol to be extremely safe,” which is the subject of an “international consensus” : the symptoms (fever, cough, etc) should have disappeared, and “it requires two tests are negative” in an interval of twenty-four hours to ensure that these patients are no longer contagious. Other outputs among the first cases to occur “in the coming days,” he further informed.

After these two outings, nine patients remain hospitalized in France. A French of chinese origin, aged 48 years, working “in the middle of the wine” and customary back-and-forth with China, is hospitalized in Bordeaux

The sixth case detected is that of a liberal doctor infected in france by a person then back in Asia Les Contamines-Montjoie a fellow brit carrier of the virus who has returned from Singapore.

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