According to a statement from the Ministry of Public Health , this Sunday, January 26, 2020, in Ecuador a case of “coronavirus suspect” has been determined.
In the first instance, it would be a 49-year-old Chinese citizen , who, the paper points out, is a resident of Fujian – Fugin, China, and left Hong Kong for the Ecuadorian capital.
“At the moment, the necessary studies are being developed to obtain a definitive diagnosis,” says Salud.
Although the native of China had no symptoms of any respiratory condition since his arrival in Quito, on January 21, days later he presented signs of cough, greenish phlegm and temperature of 39 ° C.
After the respective examinations, the doctors determined that it could be a case of the new coronavirus, since the man also had chest pain and signs of severe renal and respiratory failure.
For the moment, a search of the last people with whom the patient has maintained contact has been managed, to be attentive – in case it is confirmed that he is a carrier of the virus – to take the respective measures.
“The National Government confirms that it is adopting all the necessary prevention measures. Among them, the respective controls in ports, airports and borders to identify possible cases, ”the statement concludes.