Two engineers who reportedly attended last month’s RSA Conference in San Francisco have tested positive for Coronavirus.
According to a statement posted on Twitter, the engineers worked for Exabeam, though the company could not confirm “whether they contracted Covid-19 prior to, at or after the conference,” but warned anyone who did come into contact with its staff to be vigilant in monitoring for symptoms.
According to a report by Bloomberg, one of the men who tested positive is a 45-year-old engineer who began experiencing symptoms when he returned home to Connecticut. His condition deteriorated the following week and he was hospitalized in respiratory distress on March 6, according to his wife.
“The man was placed into a medically induced coma and is now on a ventilator in guarded condition,” the article claimed. The individual is predisposed to pneumonia due to an underlying heart condition, according to his family.
A Go Fund Me page has so far raised more than $12,000 (at the time of writing) with the intention to assist the family with medical bills as well as necessities for his wife and two infant children.
In a statement, RSA Conference said that “there is not a known direct link or official governing body communicating back to RSA Conference that these individuals had symptoms at Conference or attended during the incubation period,” adding that is has shared the information with attendees and would continue to share information “out of an abundance of caution.”
Source: Infosecurity Magazine