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.