The index case of COVID-19 in Northeastern Iran

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2020.1593

Authors

  • Khadijeh Kalan Farmanfarma | Kalan_farma@yahoo.com Department of Epidemiology, Health Promotion Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran, Islamic Republic of. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4663-6616
  • Alireza Moslem Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran, Islamic Republic of. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4478-9480
  • Fereshteh Ghorat Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran, Islamic Republic of. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7620-2544
  • Mohammad Nematshahi Department of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran, Islamic Republic of. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3641-6812
  • Azam Moslem Clinical Research Center of Sabzevar Vasei Hospital, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran, Islamic Republic of.
  • Hamid Salehiniya Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran, Islamic Republic of. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7642-5214
  • Neda Mahdavifar Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Health, NonCommunicable Diseases Research Center, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran, Islamic Republic of. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5764-7978

Abstract

The index case of COVID-19 in Sabzevar, Khorasan Razavi Province in northeastern Iran, was an 80-year-old man with a history of psycho-neurological illness and acute respiratory clinical symptoms, and a history of travel to areas with confirmed COVID-19 cases in Gorgan City. He was identified on February 16, 2020, and his laboratory diagnosis was made on February 26, 2020. The patient was hospitalized and discharged after complete recovery. The contacts of the patient were traced, revealing the infection of his 30-year-old son with milder symptoms of COVID-19, which was confirmed through a laboratory test on April 4, 2020 and was recommended for home quarantine. Other family members had no signs of COVID-19.

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2020-12-03
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COVID-19 - Collection of articles on the Coronavirus outbreak
Keywords:
COVID-19, index case, Iran
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Kalan Farmanfarma, Khadijeh, Alireza Moslem, Fereshteh Ghorat, Mohammad Nematshahi, Azam Moslem, Hamid Salehiniya, and Neda Mahdavifar. 2020. “The Index Case of COVID-19 in Northeastern Iran”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 90 (4). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2020.1593.

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