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    Coronavirus: "The risk of introduction into France is low but it cannot be excluded", according to Agnès Buzyn

    While the United States announces a first patient, the Minister of Health, Agnès Buzyn, wanted to reassure this Tuesday evening: the only suspected French case turned out to be negative.
    ...
    By Florence Méréo
    January 21, 2020 at 10:34 p.m.

    A few days after a stay in Wuhan, the French citizen presented with respiratory symptoms. He was taken into care in an infectious diseases department, passed a battery of examinations and was placed in solitary confinement. But virological tests have spoken: they are negative for the coronavirus, the virus that has been raging in China since the end of December. Since then, the patient has returned home and the authorities, they say:“there is no case in France. "

    They said it with one voice this Tuesday evening during a press conference organized at the Ministry of Health to make a "point of stage" on this "2019 - nCoV", nickname given to the virus which worries the worldwide, with 291 confirmed cases, six deaths, and cases exported notably to Japan and South Korea. US health officials also announced on Tuesday the hospitalization of a man in his thirties in Everett, near Seattle, after contracting the Chinese coronavirus.
    ...
    "We are at the beginning of the epidemic, the situation is very changing," concedes Agnès Buzyn. Micro in hand, the Minister of Health ensures: “The risk of introduction (Editor's note: of the virus) in France is low but it cannot be excluded. Hence the dissemination of precautionary messages on direct planes to Wuhan, an agglomeration of eleven million inhabitants located in central China and the epicenter of the epidemic.
    ...
    But above all, the Minister, the Director General of Health, an expert from Public Health France and a doctor of international renown wanted this Tuesday evening to reassure on the capacities of the Hexagon to face possible cases which would be confirmed in the country.

    "The system is well established," says Professor Yazdan Yazdanpanah, head of the infectious diseases department at the Parisian hospital Bichat. On an individual basis, any person for whom a doubt hangs would be placed in isolation with a daily follow-up of fourteen days, while, on the epidemiological level, the persons who came into contact with it would be listed. "We will communicate transparently, if a case is proven," promises Jérôme Salomon, Director General of Health.
    ...
    http://www.leparisien.fr/societe/san...20-8241345.php
    Last edited by kiwibird; February 29, 2020, 01:43 PM. Reason: Title
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    Statement by the spokesperson for the Chinese Embassy in France
    2020/01/23
    Recently, the Chinese Embassy received calls and emails from several Chinese citizens, reporting that a woman of Wuhan city origin posted information in the Moments area of ​​her Wechat account claiming that she had symptoms of fever and cough, had taken antipyretics and managed to pass control at the airport and enter French territory. Having learned of this information, the Chinese Embassy in France attaches great importance to it. On the evening of January 22, the Embassy contacted the person concerned, Ms. Yan, and asked him to call quickly on the 15th, so that he could be taken care of by the emergency services.

    http://www.amb-chine.fr/fra/zfzj/t1735607.htm


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    23-01-2020 at 14:38

    Coronavirus: a Chinese woman with symptoms located in Lyon

    The Chinese Embassy in France confirmed on Thursday the arrival in Lyon of a woman from Wuhan with symptoms of fever and cough, confirming a rumor that had quickly spread on social networks.

    "On the evening of January 22, the Embassy contacted the person concerned and asked him to call quickly on the 15th so that he could be taken care of by emergencies," it said in a press release.

    The alert had been given by a Chinese man who had lived in Lyon, who had noticed a disturbing message on a blog, of a traveler boasting of having passed border controls despite her symptoms.

    At present, there is no evidence that this woman is actually infected with the coronavirus which has already killed 17 people.

    "This subject is being investigated by the services of the Ministry of Health and by the services of the Embassy," said Agnès Buzyn, the Minister of Health, on Thursday afternoon.
    ...
    https://www.lyonmag.com/article/1053...calisee-a-lyon
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
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    • #3
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      Coronavirus rumors: "The person concerned is not in Lyon"
      ...
      By Web Writing 69 - 12:07 | updated at 4:49 pm - Reading time: 2 min

      For 24 hours, the rumor has been spreading like wildfire. A Chinese woman posted on the social network WeChat photos and a text indicating that she had succeeded in circumventing the sanitary controls of her country by boarding, despite the fever and the cough, in a plane bound for Paris. She then went to Lyon. The young woman is said to be from Wuhan, the epicenter city of the coronavirus epidemic.
      ...
      This Thursday, the Chinese Embassy in France confirmed this publication on social networks, indicating "having contacted the person concerned", a certain Ms. Yan. Consular services asked her to "call quickly on the 15th so that she can be taken care of in emergencies."

      Contacted by Le Progrès, the Chinese consulate in Lyon, said: "According to our information, the person concerned is not in Lyon."

      Questioned in Paris this Thursday during a press point, Agnès Buzyn, the Minister of Health affirmed that "no doubtful case" had been detected in France. "Two cases were investigated, but turned out to be negative," she said.
      ...
      https://www.leprogres.fr/edition-lyo...ux-coronavirus
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      • #4
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        Chinese virus: a patient with symptoms of the disease hospitalized in Bordeaux

        By LEXPRESS.fr ,

        published on 1/24/2020 at 5:26 PM , updated to 5:52 p.m.

        A man from the Netherlands, originally from Wuhan, China, was hospitalized in Bordeaux when he developed symptoms of the new coronavirus.

        SOSDoctors Bordeaux
        @SOSBordeaux
        SOS Doctors Bordeaux has taken care of a suspected coronavirus 2019-nCov patient. Evacuated by SMUR to the hospital. This event shows the professionalism of the doctors of SOS Doctors, their reactivity as well as the excellent coordination between the emergency services.

        He told SOS Doctors he arrived from the Netherlands but coming from the province of Wuhan in China, the epicenter of the new virus which has infected some 830 people in several countries and has killed 26 people in China to date.
        ...
        https://www.lexpress.fr/actualite/so...x_2116310.html
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        • #5
          Coronavirus reaches Europe: two cases in France

          Two cases of the corona virus are known in France: one in Paris and one in Bordeaux. The French Minister of Health reports this. According to the minister, these are the first cases known in Europe.
          “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
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          • #6
            Coronavirus: first two confirmed infections in France


            Found in Paris and Bordeaux, these are the first confirmed cases in Europe of contamination by the virus that appeared in China, according to the Ministry of Health.

            Two first cases of contamination by the coronavirus causing an epidemic in China have been confirmed in France, health minister Agnès Buzyn announced Friday, January 24.

            These are the first European cases, she said at a press conference, adding that one of the patients was hospitalized in Bordeaux and the other in Paris.
            Répérés à Paris et Bordeaux, il s’agit des premiers cas confirmés en Europe de contamination par le virus apparu en Chine, selon le ministère de la santé.
            “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
            Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

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            • #7
              The Bordeaux patient is a 48-year-old Frenchman of Chinese origin, currently placed in isolation at the Bordeaux University Hospital. He was taken care of on January 23 by SOS Doctors Bordeaux with classic flu-like symptoms of fever and cough.

              During this consultation, the doctor asked him if he had traveled recently, according to the account of SOS Doctors published on Facebook. He said he returned from the Netherlands but that he had also just stayed in China, in the province of Wuhan.
              Répérés à Paris et Bordeaux, il s’agit des premiers cas confirmés en Europe de contamination par le virus apparu en Chine, selon le ministère de la santé.
              “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
              Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

              ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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              • #8
                https://metro.co.uk/2020/01/24/franc...irus-12119519/

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                • #9
                  "France has confirmed two cases of coronavirus as the first in Europe. Speaking to French media, Minister of Solidarity and Health Agnes Buzyn said one case of the virus had been found in Bordeaux while the second was discovered near Paris. Both of the people suffering from the illness had travelled to China. The patient in Bordeaux, 48, had ‘been in contact with a dozen people since his arrival in France’ but is now in isolation, she added.


                  Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2020/01/24/franc...9/?ito=cbshare

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                  • #10
                    Source: https://www.lemonde.fr/planete/artic...source=Twitter

                    Translated:

                    Coronavirus: a third case of infection confirmed in France
                    The three patients, one in Bordeaux and two in Paris, stayed in China. These are the first cases identified in Europe of contamination, according to the Ministry of Health.
                    Posted today at 8:29 p.m., updated at 11:52 p.m.


                    Three initial cases of contamination by the coronavirus causing an epidemic in China have been confirmed in France, health minister Agnès Buzyn announced on Friday January 24. These are the first European cases, she said during a press briefing, adding that one of the patients was hospitalized in Bordeaux and the other two in Paris.

                    "We are in the process of reassembling the history of these positive patients so as to get in touch with the people they have met," said the minister, noting that the incubation period was probably "around seven days, between two and twelve days ".
                    Article reserved for our subscribers Read also Coronavirus in China: 40 million people and entire confined cities

                    "Today we have the first European cases, probably because we developed the test very quickly and are able to identify them," said Buzyn. "You have to treat an epidemic like you treat a fire, quickly locate the source" and "circumscribe it as quickly as possible," she said.
                    Stays in China

                    The Bordeaux patient is a 48-year-old French man of Chinese descent, currently in solitary confinement at the Bordeaux University Hospital. "He is fine," said the minister. He was taken care of on January 23 by SOS Doctors with classic flu-like symptoms of fever and cough.

                    During this consultation, the doctor asked him if he had traveled recently, according to the account of SOS Doctors published on Facebook. He said he returned from the Netherlands, but added that he had also just stayed in China and had passed through Wuhan. "Instantly", the doctor went "to absolute emergency mode": mask, isolation. In collaboration with the SAMU of Gironde, the patient was hospitalized at the Bordeaux University Hospital for assessment and observation. "We know that since he has been on French territory, he has been in contact with a dozen people, we will contact them," said Agnès Buzyn.

                    The minister, who indicated that she had information on the second positive case just before the press point, was unable to give details of the patient, indicating however that he had gone to China and that he was hospitalized at Bichat hospital in Paris. Later that evening, a third case, a close relative of one of the cases, which was under investigation, was confirmed by the Ministry of Health.

                    "The system is ready to deal with this situation," assures Le Monde Aurélien Rousseau, the director general of the Ile-de-France regional health agency, whose services are responsible for investigating the lives of those affected. "Since Ebola, the organization is fairly well established, the cases identified in the region are referred to the infectious diseases departments of Bichat, Pitié and Necker hospitals, the three reference health establishments," he said. Asked about the number of places available, Mr. Rousseau said that with seven beds in Bichat, seven beds in La Pitié and "dozens of places that could be mobilized" in hospitals in Ile-de-France, the region is "able to absorb more 'cases.
                    Article reserved for our subscribers Read also Coronavirus in China: Wuhan, epicenter of the spread and base of several French car manufacturers
                    Call center 15

                    Agnes Buzyn said she was "extremely attentive" to the development of the situation, stressing that "we will probably have other cases". An information point will be held daily. She noted that it was not possible to control the "multiple routes" to return from China: "We can see the difficulty, in a world like ours, of closing the borders, it is in reality not possible . "

                    "For travelers returning from China, it is important to keep an eye on yourself, and at the slightest sign of breathing or if you have a fever, you should not go to the emergency room, you must call center 15 which picks up the patient", she insisted.

                    China has stepped up efforts to contain the spread of a new killer virus with the confinement of more than 40 million people. The official death toll from the coronavirus, which appeared in a market in central China's Wuhan in December, worsened further on Friday with 26 dead.





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                    • #11
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                      Coronavirus: first three confirmed cases in France

                      Patients in Paris and Bordeaux were placed in isolation on Friday after being infected with the Chinese virus.

                      By Etienne Jacob
                      Posted 2 hours ago, updated 2 hours ago

                      ALAIN JOCARD / AFP

                      So far, Minister of Health Agnès Buzyn has been reassuring about the potential introduction of the 2019-nCoV Chinese virus in France. "The risk is low but not excluded," she said Tuesday. After stays in Wuhan, the cradle of the disease, two suspected cases were also "negative". The recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO), which said on Thursday that it was "too early to declare a public health emergency of international concern", went in the same direction.

                      But on Friday evening, the minister confirmed the existence of two cases in France. The first, from Gironde, is 48 years old. He consulted for symptoms on January 23, after returning from China via Wuhan for work. “He has been hospitalized since yesterday in Bordeaux, in an isolated room. He has been in contact with a dozen people since his arrival, "said Agnes Buzyn during a press briefing. The second infected, detected in Paris, was placed in solitary confinement at Bichat hospital in the 18th arrondissement. "We know this person has traveled to China, but we do not know if they have stayed in Wuhan," said Duquesne Avenue tenant. Late Friday evening, the health ministry announced that a third case had been confirmed in the capital. This “close relative” of the Paris patient was also placed in isolation.
                      ...
                      Less confident than two days ago, Agnes Buzyn admitted that it is now "likely that there will be other cases in Europe". And to add: "You have to treat an epidemic like you treat a fire, quickly locate the source" and "circumscribe it as quickly as possible". For health services, the goal now is to "tell the story of these positive patients so as to get in touch with the people they have met," said Buzyn. The latter suggested that the incubation period for the coronavirus would be "around seven days, between two and twelve days".

                      People with whom infected patients have been in contact have been asked to take their temperature several times a day, contact Center 15 if they have symptoms and stay at home. Going to the emergency room is strongly prohibited. "The best way to spread a disease is to go directly to the emergency room, where you will be in contact with others", analyzes Yazdan Yazdanpanah, head of the infectious diseases department at the Bichat hospital.
                      ...
                      On the health care side, the international epidemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002-2003 is on everyone's mind. This disease had affected nearly 8,100 people, killing 774. “Since that time, we have changed the way we work. Infrastructures have been put in place, people have been trained, we do exercises regularly. In Paris, Bichat Hospital and Pitié-Salpêtrière are specialized in this kind of infections, "says Yazdan Yazdanpanah, also director of the Institute of Infectious Disease at Inserm. According to the professor, many calls have already been recorded by centers 15 in France and in Parisian hospitals.

                      Internally, vigilance instructions have been sent to healthcare staff. "It's serious, we have a real epidemic, but the risk of spreading remains very low in Europe and in France," says the expert. Agnes Buzyn, she wanted to be almost resigned on Friday, finding that it was impossible to control the multiple routes to return from the Middle Kingdom. "We can see the difficulty in closing the borders in a world like ours, it is really not possible."


                      https://www.lefigaro.fr/sciences/cor...rance-20200124
                      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                      -Nelson Mandela

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                      • #12
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                        Three cases of coronavirus infection (2019-nCoV) in France

                        published on 25.01.20

                        Press releases from Agnès Buzyn Santé

                        The Minister of Solidarity and Health announced this Friday, January 24, two first cases of infection with the new coronavirus 2019-nCoV. A third case, close relative of one of the cases, which was under investigation, has just been confirmed. The three patients, having stayed in China, are currently hospitalized in referral health establishments (ESR), one in Bordeaux and two in Paris. All the necessary isolation and hygiene measures have been taken.

                        An in-depth epidemiological investigation around these cases was immediately implemented. All the people who have been in close contact with these patients are being counted. They will receive specific instructions from the health authorities to avoid contact, in order to limit the spread of the virus.

                        The Ministry of Solidarity and Health reminds, for people who have stayed in China recently, the precautions to take in case of signs of respiratory infection (fever and cough / breathing difficulties):
                        Contact the Samu Center 15 by reporting the symptoms and recent stay in China.
                        Do not go to your doctor or the emergency room, to avoid any potential contamination

                        Since January 10, the French health system has been put on alert. Health professionals have received the correct course of action.

                        The Ministry of Solidarity and Health will make regular updates and communicate without delay any new confirmed case on French territory.

                        PDFCoronavirus Download (226.7 KB)

                        For further information:
                        On the website of the Ministry of Solidarity and Health
                        On the website of Public Health France
                        On the website of WHO
                        Twitter @Alertesanitaire

                        Press contact
                        Presse-dgs@sante.gouv.fr and 01 40 56 84 00

                        https://solidarites-sante.gouv.fr/ac...-france-429100
                        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                        -Nelson Mandela

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Gert van der Hoek View Post
                          The Bordeaux patient is a 48-year-old Frenchman of Chinese origin, currently placed in isolation at the Bordeaux University Hospital. He was taken care of on January 23 by SOS Doctors Bordeaux with classic flu-like symptoms of fever and cough.

                          During this consultation, the doctor asked him if he had traveled recently, according to the account of SOS Doctors published on Facebook. He said he returned from the Netherlands but that he had also just stayed in China, in the province of Wuhan.
                          New information: the Bordeaux patient did not travel through the Netherlands. Official statement from RIVM (Dutch Health Service):

                          Has a French patient with the new corona virus been to the Netherlands?

                          No, that is not the case. In the evening of January 24, France reported that there are patients with the new corona virus. It was stated that one of the patients had traveled through the Netherlands. We have been in contact with the French authorities and it appears to be a misunderstanding. The patient from France has not been to the Netherlands, but has taken a direct flight to France.
                          In de stad Wuhan in China is een uitbraak van een nieuw coronavirus. De meeste patiënten hebben een longontsteking. De Chinese autoriteiten onderzoeken op dit moment het coronavirus en de bron van de besmettingen.
                          “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
                          Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

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                          • #14
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                            Coronavirus in France: what we know about the three cases detected in Paris and Bordeaux
                            ...
                            25 Jan 03:40 - The editorial staff of LCI
                            ...
                            The first case concerns a Frenchman of Chinese origin aged 48 and working in the wine sector, explained the mayor of Bordeaux, Nicolas Florian. This man returned to France on January 22, after spending a few days in China. He passed through the city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the epidemic. Hospitalized in Bordeaux, the patient, who consulted the day after his arrival in France, "is doing well," said Agnès Buzyn. "We know that since he has been on French territory, he has been in contact with a dozen people, we will contact them", she added.

                            The patient was taken care of at Pellegrin University Hospital "in an isolated room by specialized medical teams whose competence in infectious diseases is internationally recognized", the hospital center said in a press release to AFP, specifying that " continues its normal operation "without disruption to" patient reception ". "The health professionals" of the service "follow the protection protocols in force by wearing (...) gloves, mask and suitable clothing", he underlined.

                            According to the spokesperson of SOS Doctors Bordeaux, Dr Karl Moliexe, contacted by AFP, the 48-year-old individual had been in France for "at most 24 hours". "Because of our operation, by appointment, he met few people in the waiting room, less than 10 people, and he kept himself away. The risk for other patients is almost -null, "he said.
                            ...
                            Two cases hospitalized in Paris

                            Concerning the two positive cases detected in Paris, they are currently hospitalized at Bichat hospital. They are a couple, a man and a woman aged 31 and 30 respectively, from China and coming from Wuhan, said on Saturday, Professor Yazdan Yazdanpanah, head of the infectious and tropical diseases department at the occasion of a press point. They arrived in France on January 18 without any symptoms. Symptoms started in one on January 19 and in the other on January 23. They arrived on the 24th in Bichat where they were placed in solitary confinement. "They are doing well," said Professor Yazdan Yazdanpanah, the day after their arrival.
                            ...
                            https://www.lci.fr/sante/coronavirus...x-2143713.html
                            "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                            -Nelson Mandela

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                            • #15
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                              Coronavirus: patient from Bordeaux took an Air France flight between Paris and Bordeaux after arriving in France

                              1:00 p.m. on January 25, 2020, modified at 4:54 p.m. on January 25, 2020
                              ThroughStéphane Joahny
                              ...
                              We know a little more about the journey of one of the patients living in France and suffering from Chinese coronavirus . If he did not transit through the Netherlands (contrary to what may have been said initially), he took an Air France flight between Paris and Bordeaux after his arrival in France on January 22, after a few days in China , especially in Wuhan, epicenter of the epidemic. In a press release sent this afternoon, Air France "confirms having received a report from the health authorities concerning a passenger having traveled on flight AF7630 connecting Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Bordeaux on January 22, 2020. The company immediately set off the General Directorate of Health to communicate information relating to this theft. After assessing the risk, the General Directorate of Health does not request any specific measures. "
                              ...
                              The Bordeaux patient is 48 years old and was hospitalized on Thursday. "He is fine," assured the press Friday evening the Minister of Health Agnès Buzyn. The mayor of Bordeaux, Nicolas Florian, during a press point this Saturday morning wanted to be reassuring: "The ten people who had been in contact with the hospitalized patient were well identified and contacted. The patient is perfectly lucid. a gentleman who works in the world of wine and who regularly goes back and forth between China and France for his work. "

                              The affair is nevertheless taken seriously in the Gironde capital. The Chinese New Year festivities, which were to be held on Sunday, have been canceled. "Faced with a developing epidemic and this health risk linked to public health, the precautionary principle has forced us to make this choice fraught with responsibility", announced Saturday in a press release the Association and the Coordinators of the Fête du Chinese New Year in Bordeaux.
                              ...
                              https://www.lejdd.fr/Societe/Sante/c...france-3945454
                              "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                              -Nelson Mandela

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