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The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population and the World Health Organization announced today, Thursday, the discovery of a positive case of the new Corona virus (Covid 19) inside the country for an Egyptian citizen returning from abroad, where the case of a 44-year-old Egyptian citizen was diagnosed with the virus, after returning to Egypt From Serbia, through France, “transit” for 12 hours, but after he felt the symptoms of the virus several days after his arrival in Egypt.
Al-Masry Al-Youm asked two of the leading chest diseases consultants about how he passed through 3 airports without diagnosing the disease.
Dr. Awad Taj Eddin, the former Minister of Health, explained how the injured person crossed from the airport, whether in France, Serbia or Egypt without discovering his injury despite the presence of medical procedures in airports, saying that the procedures for medical examination to detect a person’s injury or not, are done by measuring Temperature and the detection of the presence of any clinical manifestations of the disease, and in the absence of high temperature or the appearance of any symptoms of sneezing or coughing it is possible to not detect the presence of the virus, and that anywhere in the world.
On contact with this infected person during the pre-diagnosis period, he explained on his part that the possibility of infection in the event that symptoms do not appear is very weak, for example if you mix with a person with influenza but does not sneeze and cough then the possibility of infection will be weak, and the same thing by measurement Corona virus.
He continued that if one of those in contact with the detected case felt symptoms, he should go for a medical examination to place him under observation.
The same question was posed by Al-Masry Al-Youm to Dr. Ashraf Hatem, former Minister of Health, and Professor of Chest Diseases at Cairo University. His answer was that no case of the emerging coronavirus could be discovered in the absence of symptoms, so the case was crossed from the airport after examination.
As for the people he had mixed with before discovering his infection, he explained that the infection will not occur as long as there are no symptoms, indicating that if someone suspects that he has caught the virus, it is simple as he can go to the hospital to be placed under observation and start treatment if it is necessary .