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Thu Jan 23, 2020, 11:08 PM

Coronavirus: NJ patient being evaluated for deadly China virus [View all]

Source: NorthJersey.com

A patient at Hackensack University Medical Center was being evaluated Thursday night for possible infection with the coronavirus that originated in central China and has caused worldwide concern of a possible epidemic.

The patient, a 25-year-old woman, was transported to the hospital on Thursday evening by the Edgewater Emergency Medical Services, according to EMS sources.

"The hospital, the Department of Health and local health officials are working together to gather additional information," said Donna Leusner, a spokeswoman for the state Health Department.. "No definitive diagnosis has been made regarding the patient.

"As a precautionary measure, the hospital is following all appropriate infection control protocols," she said. That would include isolating the patient.

Read more: https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/health/2020/01/23/coronavirus-nj-patient-being-evaluated-deadly-china-virus-wuhan/4559807002/

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