Suspected coronavirus case in South East after person visited doctor with symptoms

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new respiratory illness

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Suspected coronavirus case at University Hospital Waterford

There is a suspected case of the coronavirus at University Hospital Waterford, according to a local media report. 

According to Waterford News and Star, a patient who returned from China on Monday reported symptoms of the virus at a local GP's practice and was subsequently rushed to University Hospital Waterford by ambulance.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new respiratory illness, which has not previously been seen in humans. Also known as 2019-nCov or novel coronavirus, its sypmtoms include a cough, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties and fever (high temperature). 

The HSE has been contacted for a response.