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Iran: Tehran hospital opens quarantine ward to fight coronavirus

Iran, Islamic Republic of, Yaftabad, Tehran
February 05, 2020 at 16:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

Shohadaye Yaftabad hospital in Tehran was selected to host quarantined patients suspected to have contracted the deadly novel coronavirus, as footage released on Wednesday shows.

Footage shows medical staff wearing their protective suits as they prepared to treat two suspected cases inside the isolation ward, which is located at the far end of the building and remains isolated from other areas.

Only two suspected cases are currently monitored at the medical centre, where several tests are carried out to detect the virus, according to a specialist.

However, no treatment for the disease has been found so far.

"There are no ultimate medications or treatments for this disease, just support treatments like breathing treatment, electrolyte water and checking patients' fever," explained Forugh Amiri Nezhad, Deputy of Treatment at Shohadaye Yaftabad Hospital.

Since its outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December, the novel coronavirus has killed 493 people, with more than 24,000 people infected in China alone and 24,536 worldwide. No cases were yet confirmed in Iran.

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Shohadaye Yaftabad hospital in Tehran was selected to host quarantined patients suspected to have contracted the deadly novel coronavirus, as footage released on Wednesday shows.

Footage shows medical staff wearing their protective suits as they prepared to treat two suspected cases inside the isolation ward, which is located at the far end of the building and remains isolated from other areas.

Only two suspected cases are currently monitored at the medical centre, where several tests are carried out to detect the virus, according to a specialist.

However, no treatment for the disease has been found so far.

"There are no ultimate medications or treatments for this disease, just support treatments like breathing treatment, electrolyte water and checking patients' fever," explained Forugh Amiri Nezhad, Deputy of Treatment at Shohadaye Yaftabad Hospital.

Since its outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December, the novel coronavirus has killed 493 people, with more than 24,000 people infected in China alone and 24,536 worldwide. No cases were yet confirmed in Iran.

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