Officials said the man is his 50s and recently flew from Wuhan, China to Guangzhou, China and then on to Toronto on January 23.
A Toronto hospital has confirmed cases of the deadly virus from China, Canada first. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center said it is “treating patients who have a confirmed case of the new coronavirus derived Wuhan, China.”
Officials said the men were the 50s and have recently flown from Wuhan to Guangzhou, China, and then to Toronto on Jan. 23.
“He really was not in Toronto very long. She was not feeling well. I think he is at home and those who live with him are in self-isolation,” said Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Chief Medical Officer Associated Ontario.
The outbreak of the new virus came from China, where it has killed 56 people and has spread around the world.
Australia and Malaysia have reported their first cases Saturday – four of each-and Japan, the third.
France confirmed three cases Friday, the first in Europe, and the United States identified the two, a woman in Chicago who had returned from China.
In Canada, while the case has been confirmed by tests in Toronto, officials said it was not yet completed testing of the federal government separately by the National Collaborating Center for Infectious Diseases in Winnipeg.
the disease will be officially confirmed in full after completion of the test.
Dr. David Williams, Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health, 95 percent said they believe it is a virus.
“This is the first confirmed case of alleged,” Williams said.
“While we believe our testing did show a positive confirmation in the national health laboratory in Winnipeg and once that is done is fully confirmed case.”
He was now in a stable condition in isolation. He was admitted to the hospital the day after his flight to Toronto.
Mayor John Tory said health officials said the risk to the public is low.
Coronavirus causes diseases ranging from the common cold to SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome.
The first SARS infected people in southern China in late 2002 and spread to more than two dozen countries, killing nearly 800 including 44 Canadians.
Toronto was hit hard by the plague. The Chinese government initially tried to hide the severity of the outbreak of SARS, but a cover-up exposed by a high-ranking doctor.
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