22.1.20

Wutang Corolla (Wuhan coronavirus) virus in America now

The Wuhan coronavirus — a respiratory illness spreading in China, where it has infected more than 200 people and killed at least six people — is now in the U.S.

A man in his 30s — who is a U.S. resident and had recently traveled from Wuhan, China, to his home in Washington State’s Snohomish County — is the first confirmed case of the coronavirus in the states.

According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) press briefing on Tuesday, the man did not experience symptoms while traveling home on January 15. On January 19, however, he was feeling ill and, aware of reports of the coronavirus in China where he had just visited, the man proactively sought medical help. The sample he provided, which was sent overnight to the CDC for testing, came back positive for the virus. The man was transferred to Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Wash., last night, and is currently in isolation.
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The viruses typically cause “mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses, like the common cold,” according to the CDC. People who become infected can experience a runny nose, cough, fever, headache, and sore throat. In severe cases, the viruses can cause pneumonia or bronchitis and can be fatal.

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