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First case of Wuhan coronavirus identified in B.C.

BY , Jan 28, 2020 8:17 PM - REPORT AN ERRORLAST UPDATED ON Apr 24, 2020 3:31 PM

British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix looks on as Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry addresses the media during a news conference at the BC Centre of Disease Control in Vancouver B.C, Tuesday, January 28, 2020. Dix and Dr. Henry announced Tuesday that British Columbia has confirmed its first case of coronavirus and the person in question is being treated. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Health officials say a case of corona virus has been identified in B.C.

But provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says the first case is not unexpected.

She says a man in his 40s returned to the Metro Vancouver area last week from a trip to Wuhan, China and began showing symptoms of the virus a day or two later.

Henry says the man had already self-isolated himself so any contact was primarily limited to family members but none of them have shown symptoms and the man is recovering in isolation at home.

Health officials say the risk of spread remains low in B.C.

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