Patient returned to Japan on Jan. 6 after traveling to the central Chinese city of Wuhan
THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Japan has reported its first case of a new coronavirus that has caused an outbreak in China.
A Chinese man in his 30s tested positive for the pneumonia-like coronavirus, Japan’s Health Ministry said Thursday, The New York Times reported.
The man lives just south of Tokyo and returned to Japan on Jan. 6 after traveling to the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where dozens of people have been sickened by the coronavirus. The man was hospitalized but discharged five days later after he had recovered, the health ministry said.
This case was the second confirmed case of the new coronavirus reported outside of China in the last week. In Thailand, authorities detected the virus in a 61-year-old Chinese woman who was visiting from Wuhan, The Times reported.
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