Man who traveled from San Diego to Teacapan suspected of carrying Covid-19


Escuinapa.- Teacapán Health Center personnel detect a suspected case of Coronavirus (Covid-19), in a 28-year-old man, who two days ago arrived from the United States from the city of San Diego California and who presented respiratory problems.

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Arsenio Ramírez Villela, epidemiologist of the Sixth Sanitary Jurisdiction reported

A suspicious case of Coronavirus was attended to during (Tuesday) during the consultation hours of the Teacapán unit, it is a 28-year-old male, who came to the Health Center for mild respiratory symptoms and at the moment in that the patient is questioned and comments that he comes from the United States from the city of San Diego California, is taken into account as a suspicious case ”, mentioned Ramírez Villela.

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He commented that due to the travel history and the clinical picture, he is already considered suspicious, so the samples were taken, to be sent (Wednesday) for analysis and to define the results, which confirm or rule out the disease (Coronavirus).

The epidemiologist reported that upon detecting this patient immediately, he was provided with a face mask and medical personnel also took measures to prevent possible infection.

The person who remains under suspicion, is in home isolation in his own house, in a single room, as well as his family, who have so far had no symptoms but will be kept under strict observation.

“Only people with symptoms are kept isolated in a room at home, family members do not have symptoms, but the recommendation was to stay home and avoid going outside,” he specified.

The man who remains a suspected case of Coronavirus having arrived 2 days ago in the municipality, took a flight from Tijuana to Culiacán, and from the capital of Sinaloa to Teacapán did so by bus.

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When questioning the epidemiologist about the possibility that this person test positive for Coronavirus, there could be more cases of this disease in Escuinapa, he said; “If that could happen, that’s why the importance of knowing the result of this test, which could occur in 24 hours.”

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