A Locally Transmitted Case of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Taiwan(2020/02/12)+中文摘要轉譯


Since December 2019, an outbreak of infection with the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has developed in Wuhan, China, and has spread to several countries, typically by travelers returning from China.1,2 Of the 3 million Taiwanese persons who work in China, 2000 work in Wuhan, so the risk of imported SARS-CoV-2 infection to Taiwan from China is high. As of January 29, there were 7 confirmed imported cases of infection with SARS-CoV-2 to Taiwan. We identified a case of locally transmitted infection in Taiwan from a wife to her husband.

On January 25, 2020, a 52-year-old woman with a history of type 2 diabetes presented with fever to an emergency department in central Taiwan. She was admitted to the hospital because of suspicion of pneumonia associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection. She had lived in Wuhan from October 21, 2019, to January 20, 2020. She returned to Taiwan from Wuhan on January 20 on an airplane. On the same day, a throat swab was obtained from another passenger on that flight; that passenger was confirmed to have the first known imported case of SARS-CoV-2 infection in Taiwan when the swab was found to be positive for the virus on January 21.

Author:Ying-Chu Liu, Ching-Hui Liao, Chin-Fu Chang, et al.