A young nurse in Italy has reportedly taken her own life over concerns that she was spreading the deadly coronavirus to patients.
According to the Daily Mail, 34-year-old Daniela Trezzi took her own life after testing positive for the coronavirus, fearing she had spread the virus while treating patients in Lombardy, one of the country’s hardest-hit areas.
The National Federation of Nurses of Italy confirmed Trezzi’s death in a statement obtained by the Daily Mail, and said that nurse was under “heavy stress” due to the devastating health crisis.
According to the report, Trezzi had been working in an intensive care unit until she tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, at which point she went into quarantine.
Details about her specific cause of death are not yet known. The manager of the hospital where she worked told the news outlet that Trezzi had been away from work since March 10 and was not under surveillance.
“Each of us has chosen this profession for good and, unfortunately, also for bad: we are nurses,” the National Federation of Nurse statement reads in part.
“The condition and stress to which our professionals are subjected is under the eyes of all.”
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[Feature image: Daniela Trezzi/Facebook]