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Porter County patient tests negative for coronavirus

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From the Porter County Health Department too late for the printed Chesterton Tribune


On January 27, 2020 the initial screening of an individual seeking medical attention revealed a travel history and physical symptoms that met established the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) criteria for novel coronavirus investigation. In consultation with Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), the patient was hospitalized, infection control protocols were implemented. Subsequently, laboratory testing performed by the (CDC) was negative for the presence of the novel coronavirus. The individualís condition improved and the individual was discharged today, with no further risk to the public.

The successful handling of this situation is attributable to the collaboration with local, state and federal agencies charged with preserving and protecting public health and safety. If and when a similar event develops, the same collaboration will be employed.

Dr. Maria Stamp

Porter County Health Officer




Posted 1/31/2020




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