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Breaking: CDC confirms first US case of coronavirus

Accepted submission by Anonymous Coward at 2020-01-21 19:59:02 from the Plague Doctor dept.


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, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

A male traveler from China has been diagnosed in Snohomish County, Washington State with the Wuhan coronavirus, according to the CDC.

Officials said the sick male, in his 30s, is “very healthy.” He is currently being isolated at a medical center in the state “out of caution” and “poses little risk” to the public, they said. The CDC said the male reached out to local health authorities on Jan. 15 once he started experiencing pneumonia-like symptoms.

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