The first patient with the new coronavirus in France, "remains in stable condition," also indicates the University Hospital in a statement.
The health of the roommate of the first confirmed case of novel coronavirus in France deteriorated Wednesday, Thursday announced the Lille University Hospital where both hospitalized patients.
"The health of the second patient deteriorated in the last day. He was placed on ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) to take over from his lung function," said the University Hospital in a statement. "His condition has stabilized but remains very worrying" , the statement said.
The first patient with the new coronavirus in France, a man of 65 years, ECMO since May 8, "remains in stable condition" , also indicates the University Hospital in a statement. "His condition is very serious condition and doctors remain very reserved about his prognosis " , the source said.
Both patients are still treated in isolation in a vacuum chamber, in the ICU, the statement said.
"We're coming out of a difficult period"
However, the risk of further contamination seems now largely contained, said Thursday Pr François Bricaire, chief of infectious diseases at the Hospital de la Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital in Paris.
The incubation period lasts up to ten days, and all measures were taken to isolate patients and identify their contacts, he has said. "The quality of care and monitoring of contacts can be reassuring even if we remain cautious ", he added, citing the example of an outbreak of cases in Britain, which was "well done": one patient had infected two others without then contagion gets closer and closer.