Coronavirus hits the United States

 Coronavirus hits the United States

The new coronavirus, which originated in China recently, has found its way to
the shores of the United States, according to authorities.
The U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), confirmed the development in a statement on its website on Tuesday. It said the virus had
been diagnosed in a traveller, who arrived in Washington on Jan. 15 from the
Chinese city of Wuhan, where it broke out in December. So far, no fewer than
six people are reported to have died from the virus, and almost 300 others
infected in China.
“The patient sought care at a medical facility in the state of Washington, where the patient was treated for the illness. “Based on the patient’s travel history and symptoms, healthcare professionals suspected this new coronavirus. “A
clinical specimen was collected and sent to CDC overnight, where laboratory testing yesterday confirmed the diagnosis via CDC’s Real-time Reverse transcription-polymerase Chain Reaction (RRT-PCR) test,’’ it said. Originally
thought to be spreading from animals to humans, there are growing
indications that limited person-to-person spread is happening, according to the
CDC. “How easily the virus spreads between humans is unclear at the moment,” the statement said.

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