"The person is a male in his forties and a resident in the Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) region". He is the first presumptive case of the virus in the province.
The best way to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses such as novel coronavirus is to stay home if you are sick, avoid other people who are sick, cover coughs and sneezes with your sleeve and wash your hands with soap and water or with alcohol-based hand rub.
The Institute takes the health and safety of its students and staff very seriously and is continually liaising with the Department of Public Health, HSE for advice and support.
The patient is being monitored, more specifically, for 2019 novel coronavirus, also known as 2019-nCoV, according to DPH.
He contacted his primary health-care provider on Sunday and notified them that he had travelled to Wuhan. Late last night, the test came back positive.
For reasons of patient confidentiality, Public Health Wales is not able to comment on individual cases. "He is in isolation at home".
During today's press conference, officials clarified that the risk of the virus spreading within BC remains low at this time. All necessary precautions are being taken to prevent the spread of infection.
A third case of a new coronavirus that's behind deaths in China has been confirmed in Canada by health officials in British Columbia, who say a man in his 40s tested presumptively positive after a business trip to the Chinese city of Wuhan.
The CDC will begin enhanced public health screenings for the virus at all 20 ports of entry it oversees, according to the CDC.
"So right now there is nothing specific anyone has to do regarding the Novel Coronavirus, there's no particular recommendations for the whole community, but because it's flu season, the same kinds of things that can protect you from influenza can also help keep you protected from things like the Novel Coronavirus". "We ask that the school board send out a communication to all parents requesting students who or whose families have recently returned from China, to stay at home and keep isolated for a minimum of 17 days for the goal of self-quarantine". He has had "a small number of family contacts".