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.
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.
Porter County Health Officer