A British man in Mallorca has been confirmed as the second case of Coronavirus in Spain.
The man was isolated and put under observation at the Son Espases Hospital, Palma on Friday. He had reported coming into contact with another Brit, who was holidaying in France and had already been diagnosed.
Doctors from the hospital said that when the man arrived at the hospital he was ‘completely asymptomatic’, but had previously only experienced a slight fever.
His wife and two children were also under observation, but have so far shown no sign of any symptoms with tests returning negative.
The hospital has clarified that the man’s family will remain under surveillance for a few more days, as it is not guaranteed that they won’t develop any symptoms and become positive.
The Coronavirus disease originated from the Chinese city of Wuhan and has to date killed over 900 people, with a further 40,000 plus cases confirmed worldwide.
Spain’s Ministry of Health has said that the authorities are studying potential cases of anyone who may have come into contact with the British man while on the Balearic Island.
The Coronavirus produces flu-like symptoms including sore throat, fever, cough and shortness of breath. In severe cases this could potentially lead to pneumonia, renal failure and even death.
Those most at risk are those with a low immune system and the elderly.
To date the Spanish Health Ministry advises that we all try to avoid anyone that shows signs of respiratory problems, such as sneezing and coughing.
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, especially if you come into contact with a sick person.
If you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose so you can’t spread any infections.