//9 members of the family contaminated with coronavirus after sharing sizzling pot meal

9 members of the family contaminated with coronavirus after sharing sizzling pot meal

9 members of a Hong Kong household have been contaminated with the lethal coronavirus after sharing a sizzling pot meal, a big pot of boiling broth wherein diners sometimes add meat and greens.

Well being officers confirmed 10 further circumstances of the virus within the metropolis on Sunday, all however certainly one of which have been reported in the identical household. The tenth case concerned a 70-year-old man who will not be associated to the household. The brand new circumstances convey the variety of circumstances in Hong Kong to 36, officers mentioned.

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Officers with the Authorities of the Hong Kong Particular Administrative Area said in a statement {that a} 24-year-old man was the primary to be contaminated. He sought medical consideration for his signs after experiencing a fever that may not let up. He later examined optimistic for the novel virus however is in secure situation.

The affected person’s 68-year-old father and 57-year-old mom have been additionally sickened, as was his 51-year-old aunt and two cousins, a 25-year-old feminine, and a 22-year-old male. One other one of many man’s aunts was contaminated, as was certainly one of his different cousins, a 23-year-old male.

A hot pot meal.

“Their respiratory samples were all tested positive for novel coronavirus, and they were admitted for isolation and management at Ruttonjee Hospital and Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital respectively,” officers mentioned, linking the circumstances to a sizzling pot meal on Jan. 26.

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A Hong Kong well being official advised The New York Times that the members of the family had no or solely minor signs after they attended the new pot meal. Indicators of the novel coronavirus sometimes embrace fever, shortness of breath and a cough.

The variety of circumstances of the sickness, which is transmissible between folks, rose once more over the weekend, with some 40,600 folks contaminated globally. A minimum of 908 folks have died, with nearly all of deaths occurring in China, the place the outbreak started within the metropolis of Wuhan.