A deadly virus that has killed at least six people in China and has sickened hundreds of others has made it to the USA according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Chinese earlier confirmed the virus can be transmitted between humans and multiple other Asian countries have confirmed cases.
Remember, the Senate is tied up in this sham impeachment for the foreseeable future and if this turns into a full-blown emergency the Dems should be ashamed.
Public health officials have confirmed the first U.S. case of a mysterious coronavirus that has already killed at least six people and sickened hundreds of others in China, according to two reports.
A White House spokesman declined to comment, referring calls to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC did not immediately respond to CNBC’s inquiries.
A traveler from China has been diagnosed in Seattle with the Wuhan coronavirus, according to Reuters, citing a CDC spokesperson. The CDC is expected to make the announcement at a Tuesday afternoon media briefing, CNN reported.
Public health officials have confirmed more than 300 cases of the illness, which has evoked memories of the 2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome in China. Health officials have also confirmed cases in Thailand, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan.
The World Health Organization is expected to convene a panel of experts in Geneva, Switzerland, on Wednesday to consider whether the illness should be a global health emergency.
The first case of an infection with a new coronavirus has been discovered in the U.S. A person traveling from Wuhan, China, to Washington state was diagnosed with pneumonia last week. Subsequent tests showed that the person has the virus, which can cause pneumonia. In severe cases the coronavirus can lead to death. The case was detected prior to the implementation of screening at three U.S. airports last Friday.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to announce details at a press conference this afternoon.
About 300 cases of the virus and six deaths have been reported in China, and health officials there and around the world are ramping up precautions to stem the spread.
Chinese authorities are trying to control the flow of people in and out of the eastern city of Wuhan, where a strain of the coronavirus was discovered last month. Wuhan’s mayor has asked residents to stay in the city to try to prevent the spread of the virus, which can cause respiratory symptoms such as pneumonia. “Cars may be randomly tested in case wild animals, a potential source for the virus, are transported, and tour groups are prohibited from leaving the city,” NPR’s Amy Cheng reports from Beijing.
Cases of coronavirus, named 2019-nCoV, have also been confirmed in Japan, Thailand and South Korea.
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