Coronavirus Confirmed in Toronto

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(TORONTO, ON) – Health officials have confirmed a case of coronavirus in Toronto, Ontario.

Below is a release made by Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

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Health Sciences Centre is caring for a patient who has a confirmed case of the novel coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China.

On Thursday evening (January 23) an adult male presented to the Sunnybrook Emergency Department with fever and respiratory symptoms. The patient was screened and in addition to his symptoms, had confirmed recent travel history to Wuhan, China.

Sunnybrook’s Emergency Department team, isolated the patient immediately and took the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of staff and other patients. Diagnostic testing was conducted and specimens were sent to the Public Health Lab in Ontario to confirm the diagnosis. Today, the diagnosis of novel coronavirus was confirmed.

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“I want to thank our front-line teams and the great efforts of those in Public Health, for acting so quickly and efficiently to ensure the patient received an accurate diagnosis and is being cared for safely and effectively,” said Dr. Andy Smith, President and CEO of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. “We are fortunate our teams have been preparing for this type of situation and they performed perfectly.”

Right now, the patient is in stable condition and has been admitted to an isolation room. He will undergo treatment to manage his symptoms and a number of teams in the hospital will be caring for him over the next few days.

“There has been a tremendous amount of learning since the 2003 SARS crisis, which has helped prepare us for a situation like this,” said Dr. Jerome Leis, Sunnybrook’s Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control. “We followed our usual practice of systematic screening which allowed is to rapidly identify this patient, send appropriate testing, and institute the necessary precautions. I feel confident in our ability to respond appropriately and limit the spread of infection.”

Sunnybrook remains open and clinics and procedures will continue to operate as per normal. The hospital is safe for patients and visitors.

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9 Replies to “Coronavirus Confirmed in Toronto”

  1. stupid idiots didn’t close all travel in and out for China weeks ago now the world is at risk….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Anyone who actually believes info that comes out of China’s media must be retarded. They are now trying to contain it there but it is like closing the gate after the horse has run away. So disgusting. I would say they are a day late and a dollar short. I can not get my head around why most countries are dragging their heeels on this. Did SARS not cause enough deaths in 2003? A ban on all travel to and from China should have been in effect as soon as this became known. We are pounded every fall to get a flu shot but health officials think something as serious as this has a very low risk for contracting???? Coming from the officials here and China’s mouthpieces , I wonder if we are really getting the whole story? It is a f*#king sick joke to take someones temp and think all is good. A person can arrive with no temp and not showing symptoms and then a few days later be very ill and all the while has already had contact with hundreds of others. I really believe that airplanes are one of the easiest modes of transportation for respiratory illness. I used to get a respiratory or sinus infection every single time I flew someplace but now I wont go on a plane anytime without a mask.

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  2. Leave it up to snake eaters to bring another plague upon us.

    Busted not long ago for importing beaver dicks by the millions, now this?

    Why the f*ck can’t they just eat normal food?

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    1. Red, have you ever eaten snake? Its surprising delicious. Given we live in the great north and many of us enjoy the fruits of nature (wild game), I think youd be more understanding and sympathetic. Spreads because of intense population density.. Not their diet..

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  3. Bill, do you understand the implication of even doing what they are doing now? It’s unprecedented. Stupid idiots named Bill Westly should get off his ass and do some research before he spews poison from his mouth. If canada were to do what they are doing we’d all be complaining they are implementing Marshall law, so just shut up Bill.

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  4. Everyone needs to relax. This is just the next thing to scare you into control. Don’t fall for it. The media have been trying to use fear tactics for decades, and this is no different. Bird flu, zika, Ebola, SARS, they were all going to “devastate the population”. Guess what, they didn’t. Use your logic, not your emotions.

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  5. So all the people who are now being evacuated and brought bAck to Canada, USA, Europe better be quarantined for a generous length of time.

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