The group were sent to an isolation unit on the Spanish island as they showed signs of suspected coronavirus, according to local reports
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Four members of a British family have been admitted to an isolation unit inside a Majorca hospital after showing signs of suspected coronavirus, according to reports.
The mother, father and two daughters were rushed to Son Espases Hospital after having been in contact with one of the patients who tested positive for the deadly disease, the Majorca Daily Bulletin says.
The health centres and hospitals will be sending respiratory samples to the Microbiology Laboratory at Son Espases Hospital for testing, the site adds.
The head of Virology, Dr Jordi Reina, explained that those samples are compared to a list of respiratory viruses and if they don’t match any of them, the analysis will be sent on to the Reference Laboratory in Majadahonda, Madrid.
Measures including checking body temperatures can help screening suspected coronavirus patients
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The Ministry of Health and Consumers affairs has appealed for calm, asking the public to have confidence in the professionals who are waiting for the test results.
The epidermic, which was first detected in December 2019, started in Wuhan, central China, has quickly sent to over 20 countries.
More than 700 people have died from the Wuhan-strain disease, and more than 34,500 cases have been confirmed.
There has only been one reported death outside China so far, in the Philippines.