Authorities in Ivory Coast are investigating a suspected case of Wuhan coronavirus, the country’s health ministry has announced.
The student name withheld by authorities is the first person to be tested for the virus in Africa.
The 34-year-old student traveled from Beijing to the Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport in Abidjan on Saturday and was coughing, sneezing and experienced difficulty breathing, Ivory Coast’s Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene said in a statement. The woman is currently in isolation, officials said.
The traveler has lived in China for the past five years, according to the statement released by Ivory Coast’s health ministry, and had shown flu-like symptoms before boarding the plane to Abidjan.