Russian tourist quarantined for suspected-MERS-CoV

Dr. Dong Si Quang from the Department of Health in the highlands province of Lam Dong June 23 said that Lam Dong General Hospital in Da Lat City is quarantining a Russian tourist who is suspected to contract the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome caused by the Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

For 10 days ago, a 24 year old female - Bodiagina Kristzna, Russian nationality, and her boyfriend had come to the Southeast Asian for travelling. They passed in transit through in Dubai Airport in The United Arab Emirates on June 19 and in Bangkok Airport in Thailand the next day and then on June 20 they arrived in Vietnam.

However, on June 23, Bodiagina Kristzna had experienced fever, sore throat; hence she went to Hoan My Hospital in the central highlands town of Da Lat where transferred her to the province’s General Hospital.

Then, Kristzna and her boyfriend were quarantined and under supervision of medical workers.
The Center of Preventive Medicine in Lam Dong sent her samples to Ho Chi Minh City-based Pasteur Institute for testing.

By Doan Kien – translated by Uyen Phuong

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