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Current information concerning the coronavirus

Updated on the 6th of February 2020

In early 2020 different cases of pneumonia have been observed in the Chinese city of Wuhan located in Hubei province. The cause of these infections has been identified as an outbreak of a new type of coronavirus (2019-nCoV). One case of Wuhan coronavirus has been observed in Finland on the 29th of January according to the Finnish institute for health and welfare (updated 13th of February 2020).

Individual cases of the illness may be found in Finland as a result of tourism and other international travel. However, the risk of infection remains extremely low in Finland.

Possible cases of the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) are possible amongst travelers that have traveled to Mainland China or amongst individuals that have been in close contact with an infected person.

In case you have fallen ill with a fever, of more than 38 degrees, and have symptoms in your respiratory tracts such as a cough and/or dyspnea and you have been to Mainland China (excluding Macao, Hong Kong and Taiwan) within the past 14 days before your symptoms started or in case you have been in close contact with someone who has a laboratorium verified coronavirus infection we urge you to:

  • stay home
  • contact your local health center or the on-call health center services by phone. Health care professionals there will further instruct you from there on how to get help

You can follow the current affairs concerning the Wuhan coronavirus through the Finnish institute for health and welfare website.

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Updated on the 30th of January 2020

One case of Wuhan coronavirus has been observed in Finland on the 29th of January according to the Finnish institute for health and welfare.

Individual cases of the illness may be found in Finland as a result of tourism and other international travel. However, the risk of infection remains extremely low in Finland.

In case you have fallen ill, with a fever of more than 38 degrees and with symptoms such as a cough or dyspnea in your respiratory tracts, after visiting Wuhan, China or after having been in close contact with someone that has been infected with the coronavirus in a case that has also been verified with laboratory test results we urge you to:

  • stay home
  • contact your local health center or the on-call health center services by phone. Health care professionals there will further instruct you from there on how to get help

You can follow the current affairs concerning the Wuhan coronavirus through the Finnish institute for health and welfare website.

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27th of January 2020

In early 2020 different cases of pneumonia have been observed in the Chinese city of Wuhan located in Hubei province. The cause of these infections has been identified as an outbreak of a new type of coronavirus. There are no known cases of Wuhan coronaviruses in Finland according to the Finnish institute for health and welfare. However, it is possible that individual cases of the illness may be found in Finland as a result of tourism and other international travel.

In case you have visited Wuhan, China or in case you have been in close contact with someone who has fallen ill with the corona virus, which has also been verified in laboratory tests, and you have the following symptoms:

  • Fever (more than 38 degrees) and
  • Symptoms in your respiratory tracts (a cough, dyspnea).

We advise you to stay home and contact your local health center or the on-call health center services by phone. Health care professionals there will further instruct you from there.

When necessary, you can contact the FSHS through phone or SelfChat.

Further information: https://thl.fi/en/web/infectious-diseases/what-s-new/wuhan-coronavirus-latest-updates