COVID-19 Patients In Hungary Have Mild Symptoms & No Fever

  • 5 Mar 2020 1:19 PM
  • Hungary Matters
COVID-19 Patients In Hungary Have Mild Symptoms & No Fever
The two Iranian students who were tested positive with the new coronavirus infection on Wednesday have mild symptoms and no fever, János Szlávik, head of the infectology department of St. László Hospital, told public broadcaster M1 on Thursday.

The cases are isolated, the two young men do not know each other, Szlávik said, noting that one of them had returned from Iran to carry on with his studies on February 22, while the other arrived on 28.

Hospital staff is now working to find the people they have contacted since then, Szlávik said, adding that their partners have also been isolated and are being tested.

Szlávik noted that recovery from the COVID-19 disease caused by coronavirus usually takes 10-14 days.

A group of 11 Hungarian students, two teachers and two drivers, quarantined on their return from Italy could be released from hospital on Sunday, while a dentist and their assistant may leave the next day, Szlávik said. All of them are well and probably not infected, he added.

Photo: Szent László Hospital
1097 Budapest, Albert Flórián út 5.

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