TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)_The incident took place on February 28, when the unidentified man attended an event at Dartmouth's business school, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday.
“Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center [DHMC] has announced that the first person identified as a positive case is an employee. DHMC has identified staff who may have been exposed through close contact with the patient and will monitor those individuals’ self-monitoring or self-isolating,” the department said. “At this time, DHMC is not aware of exposure to any patients in clinical areas.”
The man, who had recently traveled to Italy, the epicenter of the Coronavirus outbreak in Europe, apparently transmitted the virus to another person after breaking the quarantine.
“People in this situation — with only minimal possible contact with a case — are still considered to be at low risk for infection, but out of an abundance of caution the department is seeking contact from anyone in attendance,” Vermont Commissioner Mark Levine said in a statement.