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Nurse diagnosed with COVID-19 commits suicide over fear of spreading it

A nurse working in the frontlines in Italy took her own life after contracting coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and feared that she infected others.
Daniel Trezzi, 34, was terrified that she might had spread the virus while treating patients at the San Gerardo Hospital in Monza, Lombardy, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Italy.
The Telegraph reported that Trezzi suffered trauma by her experience in working on the frontline since the outbreak exploded in Italy.
The National Federation of Nurse in Italy initially said she was under quarantine since testing positive with the disease last March 10.
The group released a statement expressing its dismay over the death of their young colleague.
“What Daniela had witnessed recently had contributed heavily….it. was the straw that broke the camel’s back,” Telegraph quoted the group statement.
The federation stressed that “the condition and stress to which our professionals are subjected is under the eyes of all” and noted that a similar case occurred a week ago in Venice, with the same underlying reasons.
According to Gruppo Italiano per la Medicina Basata sulle Evidenze (GIMBE), around 5,760 health care workers have tested positive for COVID-19 in Italy, which accounts for 8 percent of the 69,176 cases recorded by Civil Protection Agency on Tuesday.

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