CORONA Confirmed American Cases of Coronavirus

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What we know about the coronavirus cases in the US
By Scottie Andrew, CNN

Updated 6:01 PM ET, Fri January 31, 2020


(CNN)There are seven confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus in the US. Among them is the first case of person-to-person transmission of the virus in the US.
The World Health Organization and the United States have declared the outbreak a public health emergency.
The risk to Americans, as of now, is low, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said

The novel coronavirus, which has sickened thousands and killed more than 250 people in China, belongs to a large family of viruses that mostly sicken animals. But this coronavirus, like SARS and MERS, "jumped the species barrier" to infect people on a large scale, the CDC said.
Six of the US patients had all recently returned from Wuhan, the CDC said. Another patient did not leave the US but became ill after his wife visited Wuhan.
Once the health emergency declaration goes into effect at 5 p.m. ET Sunday, US citizens returning to the United States who have been in China's Hubei province in the two weeks before their return will be subject to up to 14 days of mandatory quarantine, officials said Friday.
In a research paper published Thursday, scientists described a case in which a patient might've transmitted the virus before she showed developed symptoms. The authors wrote the findings "warrant a reassessment of transmission dynamics" in the current outbreak.

Washington state
The first confirmed coronavirus patient in the US, a man in his 30s, sought treatment at an urgent care center in the state after returning from Wuhan. The urgent care center sent his samples to the CDC, which confirmed he had the coronavirus.
He entered isolated care at a hospital in Everett, about 30 miles north of Seattle, on January 23. He's receiving treatment in an isolated gurney designed for patients with highly contagious diseases, and a robot takes his vitals.
He's in stable condition, said Dr. George Diaz, the man's physician and an infectious disease expert. He'll undergo additional testing until he's no longer contagious.

Illinois
A woman in her 60s in Chicago was diagnosed a few days after she returned from Wuhan on January 13. She's in stable condition and "doing quite well," her doctors said.
She'll stay in the hospital to control the infection.
On Thursday, the CDC confirmed that the woman transmitted the illness to her husband, who had not traveled to China. He was in close contact with his wife during a long period of time when she was symptomatic, the Illinois Department of Public Health said.

California
There are three confirmed cases in California: One in Los Angeles County, one in Santa Clara County and another in Orange County.
Health officials in Santa Clara County on Friday said a man became infected in China. Upon returning to Northern California on January 24, the man self-isolated and did not leave home, except to seek medical care. He was not sick enough to be hospitalized.
Dr. Sara Cody, health officer with the county, said officials are reaching out to everyone with whom the man may have had contact.
Details are sparse about the Los Angeles county patient. They're currently being treated at a local hospital, though the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health didn't disclose how long they sought treatment after exposure to the virus.
The risk to Los Angeles County is low, the department said.

An Orange County man in his 50s flew into Los Angeles International Airport in Wuhan earlier this month. The county found out January 23, and the CDC confirmed his results on Saturday. He's in a local hospital.

Arizona
The state health department confirmed the patient is an "adult member" of the Arizona State University community, though it didn't release the patient's age or gender.
The patient called their healthcare provider when they began to experience mild respiratory symptoms. The CDC confirmed the coronavirus on Sunday.
The patient isn't hospitalized, but is self-isolated at home, the department said.
Students at the university petitioned the administration to cancel classes, saying they felt unsafe with a case of the virus on campus.

CDC is monitoring at least 165 people in 36 states for coronavirus. About 68 of them were found not to have it.
Though health officials have confirmed person-to-person contact, they maintain that the immediate risk to the public is low.
There are more than 140 confirmed cases of Wuhan coronavirus -- but no deaths so far -- in more than 20 countries outside mainland China.
What's being done
On Thursday, the US State Department raised its China travel advisory to "Do Not Travel" and warned that it could put travel restrictions into effect with "little to no advance notice." Earlier this week, the CDC recommended US citizens to avoid nonessential travel to the country.
"If you are a traveler who has recently returned from the impacted area, we want you to be vigilant with the symptoms and signs of this coronavirus," said Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.
Multiple airlines have temporarily suspended all flights to China. The CDC was screening passengers from China at 20 American airports earlier this week.

ocal health officials are cracking down on misinformation related to the virus, including fake reports of confirmed cases and conspiracy theories about its spread. The most accurate information comes from county, state and federal health departments and is updated regularly as officials learn more.
Otherwise, the CDC encourages people to follow flu season protocol: Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoid ill people and stay home and avoid public situations if they're ill. A coronavirus vaccine would take at least a year to reach the public.
The CDC does not recommend Americans wear surgical masks in public. Surgical masks are effective against respiratory infections but not airborne infections.
CNN's Jacqueline Howard, Elizabeth Cohen, John Bonifield, Ben Tinker, Jamie Gumbrecht, Nadia Kounang, Jen Christensen, Amanda Sealy, Konstantin Toropin and Amir Vera contributed to this report.

 
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Conus Case #1:
Male
30s
Snohomish County, Washington
First Travel-related Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Detected in United States



Press Release
For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today confirmed the first case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States in the state of Washington. The patient recently returned from Wuhan, China, where an outbreak of pneumonia caused by this novel coronavirus has been ongoing since December 2019. While originally thought to be spreading from animal-to-person, there are growing indications that limited person-to-person spread is happening. It’s unclear how easily this virus is spreading between people.

The patient from Washington with confirmed 2019-nCoV infection returned to the United States from Wuhan on January 15, 2020. 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.
CDC has been proactively preparing for the introduction of 2019-nCoV in the United States for weeks, including:
  • First alerting clinicians on January 8, 2020, to be on the look-out for patients with respiratory symptoms and a history of travel to Wuhan, China.
  • Developing guidance for clinicians for testing and management of 2019-nCoV, as well as guidance for home care of patients with 2019-nCoV.
  • Developing a diagnostic test to detect this virus in clinical specimens, accelerating the time it takes to detect infection. Currently, testing for this virus must take place at CDC, but in the coming days and weeks, CDC will share these tests with domestic and international partners
  • On January 17, 2020, CDC began implementing public health entry screening at San Francisco (SFO), New York (JFK), and Los Angeles (LAX) airports. This week CDC will add entry health screening at two more airports – Atlanta (ATL) and Chicago (ORD).
  • CDC has activated its Emergency Operations Center to better provide ongoing support to the 2019-nCoV response.
CDC is working closely with the state of Washington and local partners. A CDC team has been deployed to support the ongoing investigation in the state of Washington, including potentially tracing close contacts to determine if anyone else has become ill.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing respiratory illness in people and others circulating among animals including camels, cats and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can evolve and infect people and then spread between people, such as has been seen with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). When person-to-person spread has occurred with SARS and MERS, it is thought to happen via respiratory droplets with close contacts, similar to how influenza and other respiratory pathogens spread. The situation with regard to 2019-nCoV is still unclear. While severe illness, including illness resulting in several deaths, has been reported in China, other patients have had milder illness and been discharged. Symptoms associated with this virus have included fever, cough and trouble breathing. The confirmation that some limited person-to-person spread with this virus is occurring in Asia raises the level of concern about this virus, but CDC continues to believe the risk of 2019-nCoV to the American public at large remains low at this time.
This is a rapidly evolving situation. CDC will continue to update the public as circumstances warrant.
For more information about the current outbreak in China, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/novel-coronavirus-2019.html
 
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Conus Case #2:
Female
60s
Illinois
Second Travel-related Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Detected in United States



Press Release
For Immediate Release: Friday, January 24, 2020
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today confirmed the second infection with 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States has been detected in Illinois. The patient recently returned from Wuhan, China, where an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by this novel coronavirus has been ongoing since December 2019.
The patient returned to the U.S. from Wuhan on January 13, 2020, and called a health care provider after experiencing symptoms a few days later. The patient was admitted to a hospital, where infection control measures were taken to reduce the risk of transmission to other individuals. The patient remains hospitalized in an isolation room in stable condition and is doing well.
Based on the patient’s travel history and symptoms, health care professionals suspected 2019-nCoV. A clinical specimen was collected and sent to CDC, where laboratory testing confirmed the infection. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) are investigating locations where this patient went after returning to Illinois and are identifying any close contacts who were possibly exposed. The patient has limited close contacts, all of whom are currently well and who will be monitored for symptoms. Since returning from China, the patient has had very limited movement outside the home.
CDC is taking aggressive public health measures to help protect the health of Americans. While CDC considers this a serious public health threat, based on current information, the immediate health risk from 2019-nCoV to the general American public is considered low at this time. CDC is working closely with the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Chicago Department of Public Health, and other local partners. A CDC team has been deployed to support the ongoing investigation.
However, CDC has been proactively preparing for the introduction of 2019-nCoV in the U.S. for weeks, including:
  • First alerting clinicians on January 8 to be on the look-out for patients with respiratory symptoms and a history of travel to Wuhan, China.
  • Developing guidance for clinicians for testing and management of 2019-nCoV, as well as guidance for home care of patients with 2019-nCoV.
  • Has developed a diagnostic test to detect this virus in clinical specimens. Currently, testing must take place at CDC, but CDC is preparing to share these test kits with domestic and international partners.
  • Implementing public health entry screening at Atlanta (ATL), Chicago (ORD), Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK), and San Francisco (SFO) airports. CDC is currently evaluating the extent and duration of this enhanced screening.
  • CDC has activated its Emergency Operations Center to better provide ongoing support.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing respiratory illness in people and others circulating among animals including camels, cats and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can evolve and infect people and then spread between people, such as has been seen with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). Investigations are ongoing to learn more, but person-to-person spread of 2019-nCoV is occurring.
It is likely there will be more cases reported in the U.S. in the coming days and weeks. CDC will continue to update the public as circumstances warrant. While the immediate risk of this new virus to the American public is believed to be low at this time, there are simple daily precautions that everyone should always take. It is currently flu and respiratory disease season, and CDC recommends getting vaccinated, taking everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs, and taking flu antivirals if prescribed. Right now, CDC recommends travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Wuhan, China. In addition, CDC recommends people traveling to China practice certain health precautions like avoiding contact with people who are sick and practicing good hand hygiene.
For more information about the current outbreak in China, visit Novel Coronavirus 2019, Wuhan, China | CDC. For travel health information, visit Novel Coronavirus in China - Warning - Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel - Travel Health Notices | Travelers' Health | CDC.
 
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I figure we still have a few weeks to watch it become seeded- and hopefully- watch ourselves dodge the bullet once more...but yeah. My nightmares tell a different story, too. :shkr:
 

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We have already had 10,000 deaths from influenza this season and we're worried about a case of the most common virus on the plane.
 

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Conus Case #3

Orange County, California
Third coronavirus case confirmed in US

By Kyle Balluck - 01/26/20 07:48 AM EST


Health officials late Saturday confirmed a third case of the new coronavirus in the U.S.
The Orange County Health Care Agency said that a patient had tested positive for the deadly disease in Southern California.
The patient, who recently traveled from Wuhan, China, is isolated in a local hospital and is reported in “good condition.”
The agency said that it is contacting anyone who had close contact with the patient and is at risk of infection.
Officials added that there is no evidence that person-to-person transmission has occurred in Orange County and said that the current risk of local transmission remains low.
Other U.S. cases of the coronavirus, which is thought to have originated in Wuhan, were reported last week in Washington state and Chicago. Both of those patients had also traveled to China, The Associated Press noted.
According to the AP, 56 people have now died from the virus in China, where multiple cities have been locked down.
Almost 2,000 cases have been confirmed worldwide, the news service added.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday that it was closely monitoring the situation and had sent teams to support the investigations in Washington state and Chicago.
The CDC also said that passengers from Wuhan were being screened for the disease at airports in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco.
--This report was updated at 7:57 a.m.


 

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We have already had 10,000 deaths from influenza this season and we're worried about a case of the most common virus on the plane.
I own property built just weeks prior to a man dying of the flu he picked up in fort Riley back in 1918...
I've watched loved ones die of the bug and it's complications, and I've "killed" others by being the vector
by which it spread. I have a healthy respect for em all. You cannot live thisclose to ground zero o' the la grippe
and NOT know how real a possibility exist that something old folks talk about over the fence will take out chunks
of your world on whim and at random- or seemingly so.
 

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Conus #4
Los Angeles County, CA

The coronavirus has reached Los Angeles, where the fourth person diagnosed in the US just arrived from China

Ben Gilbert

Jan 26, 2020, 2:13 PM


Security personnel check the temperature of passengers in the Wharf at the Yangtze River in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. Getty Images

  • The fourth person in the US to be diagnosed with coronavirus is in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced on Sunday.
  • The infected person arrived from Wuhan, China, and is currently being treated at an unknown hospital in Los Angeles.
  • It is the second case in California, and the fourth overall case in the United States. The virus was first discovered in Wuhan, China — a city of over 11 million people which is currently under quarantine following the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Dozens of people have died from the virus, and over 2,000 people have been diagnosed worldwide.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
The fourth person in the United States to be diagnosed with coronavirus is in Los Angeles, LA County health officials announced on Sunday.
The infected person is receiving treatment at a Los Angeles-area hospital, and health officials "are working to identify persons who may have had close personal contact with this individual."
The unidentified person traveled to Wuhan, China, where the recent outbreak of coronavirus originated.
Both the third and fourth cases of coronavirus in the United States were announced on Sunday, and both were in California. The US is among 13 countries where people have been diagnosed with the virus, including China, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Singapore, Nepal, France, Australia, Malaysia, and Canada.

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, file photo, a staff member moves bio-waste containers past the entrance of the Wuhan Medical Treatment Center in Wuhan, China, where some people infected with a new virus are being treated. The new virus comes from a large family of coronaviruses, some causing nothing worse than a cold. Others named SARS and MERS have killed hundreds in separate outbreaks. (AP Photo/Dake Kang, File)

A staff member moves bio-waste containers past the entrance of the Wuhan Medical Treatment Center in Wuhan, China, where some people infected with a new virus are being treated on January 22, 2020. Dake Kang/AP
Of the countries with diagnoses, China has suffered the greatest impact: 56 people have died thus far, and the country has over 2,000 cases as of Sunday morning.
In the announcement, Los Angeles County director of public health Barbara Ferrer said LA is "well prepared to manage cases and suspected cases of novel coronavirus," and she reassured people: "The risk of transmission of coronavirus in LA County remains low."
Coronavirus has been compared to SARS, and people diagnosed with the virus report pneumonia-like symptoms: fever, and difficulty breathing, among other things. The fatality rate among those diagnosed thus far is just 2.7% — well below that of viruses like Ebola (40%) and SARS (9.6%), according to the Centers for Disease Control.
The recent outbreak of coronavirus is believed to have originated in a seafood market in Wuhan, China. The virus can be spread directly from person-to-person, though it is believed to have originated with bats.

 

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Conus #5
Maricopa County, Arizona
Coronavirus Case Confirmed In Arizona, Bringing U.S. Total To 5


January 26, 20205:44 PM ET

Carrie Feibel, photographed for NPR, 19 September 2019, in Washington DC.

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A fifth U.S. case of coronavirus has been confirmed, this one in Arizona's Maricopa County. A statement released on Sunday from the Arizona Department of Health Services described the patient as "a member of the Arizona State University community who does not live in university housing."


The news was also confirmed by Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in a press call with reporters.


Earlier Sunday, California officials confirmed the third and fourth cases in that state, one in Orange County and one in Los Angeles County. The first two U.S. cases, confirmed last week, involved one patient in Chicago and one in the Seattle region.



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All five U.S. patients had traveled previously to Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the infectious disease outbreak, and all five remain hospitalized for now, Messonnier said.


The CDC has just over 100 people "under investigation" for the new strain of coronavirus in 26 states, said Messonnier. So far, 25 of those have tested negative for the virus, and five positive.


The CDC will begin updating these numbers on its website three times a week — Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays — starting Monday.


"We expect to find more cases of novel coronavirus in the United States," Messonnier said.


Local health workers across the U.S. have been reaching out to the CDC for guidance on how to screen, manage and treat potential cases of the disease. Currently, testing for the virus must take place at the CDC.




"We are getting calls all day, all night from clinicians. That's what we want." She called the inquiries "a good sign" — evidence that the country's public health system is working.


She described the overall health risk in the U.S. from the virus as "low," adding that "at this time in the United States, '2019 novel coronavirus' is not spreading in our communities."


William Schaffner, an infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, told NPR he agreed with the CDC's assessment. The three new cases over the weekend are a "sign that the surveillance measures put into place are effective," he says. "Clinicians are aware of the issue when they see a patient whom they suspect of having this new coronavirus infection. They're putting such patients in isolation, caring for them appropriately and safely, using infection control precautions, getting specimens, sending them to the CDC for evaluation."


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Messonnier was asked to respond to news reports in which Chinese health officials claimed the new coronavirus could be transmitted person-to-person before symptoms had emerged. Messonnier could not confirm that, saying, "We at CDC have no clear evidence of patients being infectious before symptom onset, but we are actively investigating that possibility."


The CDC has had a health team on the ground in China for many years. So far, team members have not been working with their Chinese counterparts on the new coronavirus, she said. "We are hopeful over the coming days that we will have additional involvement," she said.


Messonnier says this is not the first time the U.S. has faced an infectious disease outbreak, and it is prepared for the prospect of a larger epidemic spanning many continents and countries.


"We need to continue to prepare for this as if it is a pandemic," she said. "But hope that it is not."

News Release

For Immediate Release: January 26, 2020
Media Contacts | Chris Minnick
Mobile | 480.772.1568
NOTE: Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, will be available for on-camera and phone interviews between 3 and 4 p.m. at the ADHS downtown Phoenix Office, 150 N. 18th Ave. Please contact Chris Minnick to arrange an interview.

Public Health Agencies Confirm 2019 Novel Coronavirus Case in Arizona
The Case is a Maricopa County Resident who Recently Returned from Wuhan, China

PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) announced today that a Maricopa County resident has been diagnosed with the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. The confirmed case is in a person who recently returned from travel to Wuhan, China.
The patient is a member of the Arizona State University community who does not live in university housing. This person is not severely ill and is currently in isolation to keep the illness from spreading. MCDPH and ADHS are currently investigating to identify any close contacts that may have been exposed while the person was infectious. Any individuals who have been identified as having been exposed will be contacted directly. These individuals will be monitored for fever and respiratory symptoms in collaboration with public health and the university.
2019 Novel Coronavirus spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Symptoms are thought to appear within two to 14 days after exposure and consist of fever, cough, runny nose, and difficulty breathing. Those considered at risk for contracting the virus are individuals with travel to Wuhan, China, or individuals in close contact with a person infected with the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Currently, no commercial testing is available and there is no vaccine. Public health is working with those exposed to get testing by CDC.
“While the immediate risk of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus to the general public is believed to be low at this time, ADHS and our county public health partners will continue to actively monitor for the disease,” said Dr. Cara Christ, ADHS director. “There are simple daily precautions that everyone should always take to prevent the spread of diseases.”
Public health officials are advising residents that flu and other respiratory diseases are circulating in the community, and are recommending everyone get a flu shot and follow basic prevention guidelines.
The best ways to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses are to:
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
If you have recently traveled to Wuhan, China and have developed fever with cough or shortness of breath within 14 days of your travel, or have had contact with someone who is suspected to have 2019 Novel Coronavirus, stay home and call your healthcare provider right away. If you do not have a health care provider, you may need to be seen at your local hospital emergency room/urgent care center. Please call the emergency room/urgent care center to get instructions before going in.
For the latest information about 2019 Novel Coronavirus, visit the website at azhealth.gov/coronavirus.
 
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Conus Case #6
Male
60s*
Chicago, illinois
First documented H-H spread
did not travel to China, caught
from wife. Conus case #2

Coronavirus update: First U.S. case of person-to-person transmission confirmed, 195 U.S. citizens in isolation and WHO declares a public health emergency
Jaimy Lee

Published: Jan 30, 2020 2:55 p.m. ET
he World Health Organization (WHO) named the coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China, a public health emergency of international concern.


Outside of China, there are now 98 confirmed cases in 18 countries, including eight person-to-person transmissions in Germany, Japan, Vietnam, and the U.S., according to comments made by Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO’s director-general, on Thursday afternoon. At least 170 people have died in China, and nearly 8,000 have been sickened. “Our greatest concern is the potential for the virus to spread to countries with weaker health systems and which are ill-prepared to deal with it,” Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention earlier on Thursday had confirmed the first U.S. case of person-to-person spread of coronavirus, among a married couple in Illinois.


There are now six confirmed cases of coronavirus in the U.S., two of which are in Chicago. The sixth case is the husband of the first confirmed case in Illinois, a woman in her 60s. He did not travel to Wuhan and only recently began to show symptoms of the virus.


The first U.S. residents to be diagnosed with the coronavirus had all recently traveled to Wuhan. There are now 21 people under investigation in Illinois and a total of 165 under investigation in the U.S., according to the CDC.


The agency said Wednesday that 195 U.S. citizens who were flown back from Wuhan were being voluntarily isolated at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County, California. None have tested positive for the coronavirus. The State Department said Wednesday it is planning for additional evacuation flights for private U.S. citizens around Feb. 3.



Read: Stocks under pressure at open as coronavirus fears overshadow upbeat earnings


The case tally in China continues to rise. The latest figures from China’s National Health Commission say there are 7,711 cases and at least 170 people have died. There are 82 confirmed cases outside of China, according to the World Health Organization.


President Donald Trump on Thursday announced the formation of a new task force for coronavirus led by Health and Human Services chief Alex Azar.


An International Monetary Fund spokesman told reporters it’s too early to tell how the coronavirus will impact global growth. “The economic impact will depend very much on the behavior of the illness itself, how fast it spreads, who it affects, and how quickly the contagion will run its course,” Gerry Rice said.


Companies prepare investors for virus impact: The brunt of the coronavirus slowdown continues to hit retailers, travel operators and companies with a large manufacturing presence in China. Unilever PLC ULVR, +0.13% told investors to expect a commercial impact. “About a fifth of our business in China is professional food service, and that’s likely to be significantly impacted by a drop in out-of-home consumption,” Unilever CEO Alan Jope said during an earnings call. Tesla Inc. TSLA, +1.52% told investors to expect a seven-to-10 day delay on the ramp of the Model 3, which is manufactured in Shanghai, while Las Vegas Sands Corp. LVS, -1.34% said visits to Macau were down 80% as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Macau’s operations make up 64% of the company’s total revenues. “Every segment is in decline for every property,” Las Vegas Sands president and COO Robert Goldstein said during an earnings call.


Life sciences companies disclose additional details about virus treatment plans: Illumina Inc ILMN, -2.00%, which makes sequencing equipment, said it is working with the Chinese CDC to develop next-generation sequencing (NGS) testing protocols for the Wuhan virus and expects to share those protocols with its customers. Illumina CEO Francis DeSouza told investors the company believes first-line testing of patients will be done using reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), but he believes that next-generation sequencing will be used to confirm the strain, detect mutations, and test patients with inconclusive results. “When a patient presents with suspicious symptoms, but the RT-PCR tests are negative for coronaviruses and also for other viruses with similar symptoms like influenza, then we expect an NGS test to be used,” he said. George Scangos, CEO of Vir Biotechnology Inc. VIR, +13.17% and former chief executive of BIIB, -3.13%, said Vir is testing its current antibodies are effective treatments against the virus within the next few months. The company is also in discussions with regulators and manufacturers.


U.S. health insurers likely to sidestep coronavirus hit: The outbreak isn’t expected to have a material impact on U.S. health insurers, like Anthem Inc. ANTM, -0.23% or Cigna Corp. CI, -2.34%, according to Fitch Ratings. Insurers traditionally incorporate seasonal flu-related morbidity levels in their premium rates, but those rates don’t account for a pandemic. Still, Fitch said Wednesday the Wuhan virus isn’t expected to affect insurer credit profiles any differently than SARS or MERS. The fact that the five U.S. cases are in four states also bodes well for insurers. “The appearance and transmission of the virus from several different regions could reduce the benefits of geographic diversification of membership,” the Fitch analysts wrote.


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Conus Case #7
Male
Santa Clara County, California

Friday, January 31, 2020 7:00PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- The Bay Area's first case of the coronavirus from China has been confirmed in Santa Clara County, officials say.


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The CDC says an adult male resident tested positive for the new coronavirus. He has been self-isolating since he returned from a trip to Wuhan on Jan. 24, officials say.


He has not been hospitalized and has not been very sick. He's currently being treated as an outpatient and has come into contact with very few individuals since he's been home, officials say.


Santa Clara County health officials say the patient will remain in self-quarantine at home while investigators begin to make contact with anyone with whom the patient came in contact.


Dr. Sara Cody, the county's health officer, said that the list of potentially exposed persons is short and the people with whom he came into contact with are self-isolating at home for 14 days.


The man stayed at home after returning from China and no details were given about how many others might live in the same household as the patient.


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That is important because yesterday, health officials confirmed the country's first human-to-human transmission of the novel coronavirus from a woman who had been in Wuhan, the center of the viral outbreak, to her husband, who had not travelled to China.


The risk to the public remains low, according to Dr. Cody, because the patient stayed at home.


Dr. Cody would not confirm whether there are any suspected cases of the novel coronavirus under investigation. She said she was not surprised that Santa Clara County might have the first confirmed case because it is the most populous county in the Bay Area, and many residents travel internationally for business or personal reasons.


The Santa Clara County case marks the seventh confirmed case in the United States. There are two other cases in California, one in Arizona, one in Washington state, and two in Illinois.


RELATED: Delta, American Airlines, United temporarily suspend all flights to China amid coronavirus concerns


While the virus has been identified in one person, Santa Clara County officials say it's not considered "circulating" in the area. The flu, however, is circulating widely.


Health officials say that if you are sick, stay home, wash hands frequently, cough and sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.


Almost 10,000 people have been infected globally in a two-month period. More than 200 people have died, all in China.


The U.S. State Department has issued a "Do Not Travel" advisory to the country.


Delta Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines are suspending all flights between the U.S. and China.


ABC7 news reporter David Louie will have more details on ABC7 News at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Follow him on Twitter @abc7david.


#BreakingNews First confirmed case of #novel coronavirus corona just announced in #Santaclaracounty. Details soon. #abc7now

— David Louie (@abc7david) January 31, 2020
 

jward

passin' thru
Conus #8
Male
20s
student
Massachusetts
Health News
February 1, 2020 / 1:25 PM / Updated 31 minutes ago
U.S. confirms its eighth case of coronavirus; Pentagon to provide quarantine housing

Brad Brooks
5 Min Read


(Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Saturday confirmed an eighth case of the fast-spreading new coronavirus in the United States and the Pentagon said it would provide housing for people arriving from overseas who might need to be quarantined.

The latest U.S. patient, who is in Massachusetts, recently returned from Hubei province in central China, the epicenter of the outbreak, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in an emailed statement. The person was not identified and no other details were provided.

The flu-like coronavirus, which is believed to have originated in a market that traded illegally in wildlife in Hubei’s provincial capital Wuhan, has so far resulted in 304 deaths in China, state broadcaster CCTV said early on Sunday in China. Confirmed cases of the virus have been reported in 27 other nations, according to the CDC.

All but one of the patients in the United States was believed to have contracted the disease while they were traveling in the Wuhan area. U.S. officials this week reported the first human-to-human transmission of the disease in the United States in Illinois.

Concerns about the virus spurred the Trump administration to declare a public health emergency and bar entry to the United States for foreign nationals who have recently visited China.

In addition, U.S. citizens who have traveled within the past two weeks to Hubei will be subject to a mandatory quarantine of 14 days, believed to be the incubation period of the virus, officials said.

Americans who visited other parts of mainland China will undergo special health screening upon their return, followed by up to 14 days of “monitored self-quarantine,” under the temporary restrictions.


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jward

passin' thru

U.S. Coronavirus Cases:
8

Deaths:
0


Wuhan Coronavirus Cases and DeathsCumulative confirmed cases(cunulative count from Jan. 21, 2020)Jan 21Jan 22Jan 23Jan 24Jan 25Jan 26Jan 27Jan 28Jan 29Jan 30Jan 31Feb 10246810DeathsCases

U.S. Wuhan Coronavirus Updates
As of February 2, 2020, there are 8 confirmed cases in the United States: 3 in California, 2 in Illinois, 1 in Arizona, and 1 in Washington state, and the latest one in Massachusetts.
  • 8th U.S. case of coronavirus confirmed in Massachusetts (Feb. 1)
  • HHS has declared Coronavirus a Public Health Emergency in the US
    As of Jan. 31, the Wuhan coronavirus is officially a public health emergency in the United States, Alex Azar, secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced at a White House press briefing.
  • On Jan. 31, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a federal quarantine for 14 days affecting the 195 American evacuees from Wuhan, China. Starting Sunday, Feb. 2, U.S. citizens, permanent residents and immediate family who have visited China's Hubei province will undergo a mandatory 14 days quarantine and, if they have visited other parts of China, they will be screened at airports and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. The last time the CDC issued a quarantine was over 50 years ago in the 1960s, for smallpox.
  • President Donald Trump signed an order for the U.S. to deny entry to foreign nationals who have traveled to China within the past two weeks, aside from the immediate family of U.S. citizens.
  • On Jan. 30, the CDC had confirmed the first case of person to person transmission in the U.S: [12] the husband of the Chicago, Illinois case who had returned from Wuhan, China on Jan. 13 and who tested positive for the virus on Jan. 24).
  • CDC stated on Jan. 30 that "It is likely there will be more cases of 2019-nCoV reported in the U.S. in the coming days and weeks, including more person-to-person spread."[12]
  • The virus has been confirmed in 5 states.
  • Despite rumors circulating on Jan. 31, no coronavirus case has been reported in New York City, and city health officials vehemently denied the rumor.[13]. On Feb. 1, however, the city's health commissioner did report that there is a person in NYC who will undergo testing: a person under 40 who returned from China and developed matching symptoms and tested negative to the seasonal flu.
  • Most US patients had recently visited Wuhan.
  • All the first five U.S. cases have been described as mild.
  • A study on the first US case of novel coronavirus details mild symptoms followed by pneumonia
Below the details of the U.S. Wuhan Coronavirus cases:

StateCasesSexAgeDateCase #LocationSource
Washington​
1
M​
30s​
Jan. 21​
1st​
Snohomish​
[7]
Illinois​
2
F​
60s​
Jan. 24​
2nd​
Chicago​
[8]
M​
husband​
Jan. 30​
6th​
Chicago​
[12]
California​
2
unkn.​
unkn.​
Jan. 26​
3rd,4th​
Orange C., L.A.​
[9]
1
M​
adult​
Jan. 31​
7th​
Santa Clara C.​
Arizona​
1
unkn.​
student​
Jan. 26​
5th​
Maricopa County​
Massachusetts​
1
M​
20s​
Feb. 1​
8th​
Boston​
[16]

Last updated: February 2, 2020, 00:05 GMT
Patients Under Investigation (PUI) in the United States
CDC releases Information regarding the number of people under investigation will be updated regularly on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

As of January 31,2020, there were 36 U.S. states with patients under investigation according to CDC[10], with 121 suspected cases awaiting testing.


Number of U.S. States with PUI
36
Positive
6
Negative​
114​
Pending
(specimens awaiting testing)​
121
TOTAL
241

Previously, as of January 29,2020, there were 92 suspected cases awaiting testing.


Number of U.S. States with PUI
36
Positive
5
Negative​
68​
Pending
(specimens awaiting testing)​
92
TOTAL
165

Source: CDC - 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the U.S.
U.S. Airlines suspending ALL flights between the U.S. and China
On Friday, January 31, Delta, American and United announced they will temporarily suspend all of their mainland China flights in response to the coronavirus outbreak.[14]

Prior to this January 31 announcement:

  • UNITED AIRLINES
    on Jan. 28 had announced it would cut 24 flights between the U.S. and China for the first week of February.
  • AMERICAN AIRLINES
    on Jan. 29 had announced it would suspend flights from Los Angeles to Shanghai and Beijing from Feb. 9 through March 27, 2020. It will maintain its flight schedules (10 daily A/R) from Dallas-Fort Worth to Shanghai and Beijing, as well as from Los Angeles and Dallas-Fort Worth to Hong Kong.
  • DELTA
    had not adjusted its schedule of direct flights from the U.S. to China. It is the only airline with direct flights to not take action so far.
The White House was considering issuing a ban on flights between the United States and China, as of late Jan. 28[11]. Italy has announced on January 31 that it was suspending all flights to and from China following the first 2 cases of coronavirus in Italy.
Travel Alert: Do Not Travel to China
  • The U.S. State Department on January 30 issued a Level 4: Do Not Travel to China Alert [4] (the highest level of alert).
  • Previously, on January 29, the advisory was set at a lower "Level 3: Reconsider Travel" advising not to travel to Hubei Province: (Level 4) and reconsider travel to the remainder of China (Level 3).
  • The CDC on Jan. 28 issued a Level 3 Warning, recommending that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to China [5].
Screening incoming passengers at 20 airports in the U.S.
On January 17, the CDC announced that 3 airports in the United States would begin screening incoming passengers from China: SFO, JFK, and LAX [6] Other 2 airports were added subsequently, and on January 28, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that 15 additional U.S. airports (bringing the total to 20) would begin screening incoming travelers from China.

Below is the complete list of airports where screening for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is in place:

  • Los Angeles International (LAX)
  • San Francisco International (SFO)
  • Chicago O'Hare
  • New York JFK
  • Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International
  • Houston George Bush Intercontinental
  • Dallas-Fort Worth International
  • San Diego International
  • Seattle-Tacoma International
  • Honolulu International
  • Anchorage Ted Stevens International
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul International
  • Detroit Metropolitan
  • Miami International
  • Washington Dulles International
  • Philadelphia International
  • Newark Liberty International
  • Boston Logan International
  • El Paso International
  • Puerto Rico's San Juan Airport
Useful info
Novel Coronavirus Worldometer Sections:
Sources
  1. Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) situation reports - World Health Organization (WHO)
  2. 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the U.S -. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  3. Symptoms of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) - CDC
  4. China Travel Advisory - U.S. State Department, accessed January 31, 2020.
  5. Novel Coronavirus in China - Warning - Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel - CDC, January 28, 2020.
  6. Public Health Screening to Begin at 3 U.S. Airports for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (“2019-nCoV”) - CDC January 17, 2020
  7. First Travel-related Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Detected in United States - CDC, January 21, 2020
  8. Second Travel-related Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Detected in United States - CDC, January 24, 2020
  9. CDC confirms additional cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus in United States - CDC, January 26, 2020
  10. 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the U.S. - CDC, Updated Janaury 29, 2020
  11. White House considers ban on flights to China amid coronavirus outbreak - USA Today, Jan. 28, 2020
  12. CDC Confirms Person-to-Person Spread of New Coronavirus in the United States - CDC Press Release, Jan. 30, 2020
  13. NYC Officials Deny Report Of Coronavirus Amid Confusion - Forbes, Jan. 31, 2020
  14. Delta, American, United to suspend all China mainland flights as coronavirus crisis grows - USA Today, Jan. 31, 2020
  15. Secretary Azar Declares Public Health Emergency for United States for 2019 Novel Coronavirus - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Jan. 31, 2020
  16. Man returning from Wuhan, China is first case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus confirmed in Massachusetts - Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Feb. 1, 2020
 

bev

Veteran Member
Jward, I know you put a lot of time into this thread, as well as all your contributions to the long thread, so thanks for your hard work.

But, why make this new thread?
 

jward

passin' thru
Conus Case #9
Female
Santa Clara County, California
Posted: Feb 2, 2020 / 01:29 PM PST / Updated: Feb 2, 2020 / 01:51 PM PST



SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) — Health officials say a second case of the coronavirus has been confirmed in Santa Clara County.

This new case is not related to the first case that was announced on Friday, according to officials.
Santa Clara County Health officials will hold a news conference on 2:30 p.m. to provide more details about this new case.

https://www.kron4.com/news/world/interactive-map-track-the-coronavirus-outbreak-in-real-time/
The second patient is a woman who recently traveled to Wuhan, China and arrived to the U.S. on January 23 to visit family, officials said.

She has stayed home since she arrived, except for two times to seek outpatient medical care.
According to officials, the woman has been regularly monitored and was never sick enough to be hospitalized. Her family members have also been isolated.
“I understand that people are concerned, but based on what we know today, the risk to general public remains low,” said Dr. Sara Cody, Health Officer, Santa Clara County. “A second case is not unexpected. With our large population and the amount of travel to China for both personal and business reasons, we will likely see more cases, including close contacts to our cases.”

The first case in Santa Clara County was a man who also recently traveled to Wuhan, China.
He flew into San Jose airport on January 24 and has been self-isolating himself, officials said.
The county said he came into contact with very few people since returning to the U.S. and has not left him home.
This new case is the ninth confirmed case in the United States.
The viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 14,550 people globally.
Check back for updates
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Laurane

Canadian Loonie
Following up on the story that this was a "boutique" virus which only hit Asian people, I see the media don't mention the race of those who have or are suspected of having it......
 

Lilbitsnana

On TB every waking moment
FOX just said 11 cases in US, but I didn't here where the two new cases are

ETA: now that I have had time to read a few posts on the big thread, I see they are also in California.
 
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1911user

Veteran Member
Miami, Ohio had 2 being tested but the tests came back negative for china flu.

 
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jward

passin' thru
China Coronavirus Update: 11th Case In US Confirmed In California

KEY POINTS

  • The ninth to 11 persons in the U.S. confirmed infected with coronavirus recently visited Wuhan, China
  • The eighth confirmed infection is a man in Boston who recently returned from Wuhan
  • Trump last week said the outbreak is a "very small problem in this country"
An eleventh person in the United States has been confirmed sick with the Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) currently rampaging throughout China and impacting 23 other countries and territories worldwide. The province of Hubei and its capital, Wuhan, are the epicenters of this global health emergency, which began with the first confirmed 2019-nCoV case in December 2019.

California Sunday confirmed three new 2019-nCoV infection as of late Sunday afternoon, making these the ninth to the eleventh U.S. cases of 2019-nCoV (also called the Wuhan coronavirus). The ninth victim is a woman in the San Francisco Bay Area who recently visited Wuhan on January 23, and is in the U.S. to see family, according to the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department. The woman's family members have also been isolated.

The tenth and eleventh cases are in San Benito County, reported NBC. These two cases are a husband and wife. The husband recently traveled to Wuhan; the wife did not, making this case a person-to-person transmission. San Benito County Public Health Services confirmed neither of the two has left the home since the husband's return from China.

The eighth case was confirmed on Saturday as a Boston man in his 20s, according to the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC). The man is a student at the Boston campus of the University of Massachusetts who returned recently from Wuhan.

BPHC said the man sought medical care after his return on January 29, and has been isolated since then. His close contacts have been identified and are being monitored for symptoms.

On January 27, President Donald Trump's claimed the outbreak is a “very small problem in this country.” The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the same day said the risk to the U.S. public from 2019-nCoV "remains low." CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield said it's not necessary for the general public to wear facemasks that help control the spread of the disease.


As of Sunday evening Beijing time, the coronavirus has killed 305 persons (including one Chinese from Wuhan who died in the Philippines) and sickened 14,556 globally. Of those infected, 14,380 are in China. Most of the sick are in Hubei province and its capital, Wuhan.



There are a total of 176 other confirmed cases in 23 countries and territories outside mainland China. All territories and provinces in China have now been infected by the coronavirus.

There is also confusion as to the real number of victims from the coronavirus. On January 31, a study by University of Hong Kong scientists predicted as many as 75,815 people in Wuhan could be infected with the new coronavirus. This is five times fewer than the official figures released by China's National Health Commission (NHC).




www.ibtimes.com


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jward

passin' thru
The US just confirmed its 11th coronavirus case: A husband and wife in San Benito county, California. Here's what we know about all the US patients.


The US has confirmed its eleventh case of a new coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China.
On Sunday, officials confirmed several patients in California, including a woman in Santa Clara County, and a husband and wife from San Benito County, had been infected with the virus.

According to CBS San Francisco, Santa Clara County health officials announced on Sunday a woman visiting family in the Bay Area from China was confirmed to have been struck with the virus.
Within two hours, the San Benito County Public Health Services said a husband and wife, both 57, were infected with the virus. The husband had recently traveled to Wuhan and passed the virus on to his wife upon return to California.
Last week, the first documented instance of human-to-human transmission of the virus in the US was identified in Illinois.
The other US cases were reported in Illinois, Arizona, California, and Washington, and Massachusetts. In total, the outbreak has killed more than 362 people and infected more than 17,000 since it started in December.
Beyond China, it has spread to 24 other countries: Australia, Cambodia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, the UK, the US, and Vietnam.

The coronavirus family is a large group of viruses that typically affect the respiratory tract. Coronaviruses can lead to illnesses such as the common cold, pneumonia, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), which resulted in 8,000 cases and 774 deaths in China from November 2002 to July 2003.
Patients with the new coronavirus — known as 2019-nCoV — have reported symptoms like fever, coughing, and difficulty breathing. Those who have died were mostly elderly or otherwise unwell, according to Chinese officials.
Here's everything we know about the seven cases in the US.

The new cases in San Benito County, California, brings the total number of US cases up to 11.


US evacuees who were in China leave an aircraft, chartered by the US State Department to evacuate government employees and other Americans from the novel coronavirus threat in the Chinese city of Wuhan, at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County, California, January 29, 2020. Mike Blake/Reuters

On Sunday, the San Benito County Health and Human Services Agency announced that two cases of the virus had been confirmed in the county.
"The confirmed cases are related; husband and wife, and both are 57 years of age," the agency wrote in a statement.
The statement continued:
"The husband recently traveled from Wuhan, China. The wife did not. Therefore, there has been person-to-person transmission. Both patients have not left their home since returning from China.
"San Benito County Public Health Services provided guidance for home isolation and is closely monitoring their medical condition. Currently, both patients are not hospitalized."


Earlier on Sunday, a woman in the San Francisco Bay Area was confirmed as having the coronavirus.

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department on Sunday confirmed that a Bay Area woman had contracted the virus while on a visit to Wuhan, China.
"She has stayed home since she arrived, except for two times to seek outpatient medical care," Dr. Sara Cody, Santa Clara County's health officer, told the press. "She has been regularly monitored and was never sick enough to be hospitalized."
The woman's family has also been isolated and is not leaving the home, Cody added.




On Friday, officials in Santa Clara County said a resident of the county tested positive for the coronavirus.

Officials confirmed that an adult man who lives in the county tested positive for the virus. They said the man returned from a trip to Wuhan and Shanghai on January 24 and did not leave his home except to seek medical care.
"We've been preparing for this possibility for weeks, knowing that we were likely to eventually confirm a case," Dr. Sara Cody, Santa Clara County's health officer, said in a Friday press conference.
Cody added that the man had come into contact with "very few individuals" since his return, including household members, but said officials were monitoring those people. The man did not need to be hospitalized and was being treated at home, she added.
"We're actually quite lucky in this case in that I think the contact list is going to be very short," Cody said.
Officials said the cases of the man and the woman who have been infected in Santa Clara County are not related.

On Saturday, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health confirmed that a man returning from Wuhan had contracted the illness.


BSIP/UIG Via Getty Images

Massachusetts confirmed its first case of coronavirus on Saturday.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health said in a statement that a man in his 20s, who lives in Boston, was confirmed to have picked up the illness in Wuhan.
"The risk to the public from the 2019 novel coronavirus remains low in Massachusetts," the department said.
It added:
"The man recently traveled to Wuhan, China, and sought medical care soon after his return to Massachusetts. He has been isolated since that time and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. His few close contacts have been identified and are being monitored for any sign of symptoms."

The first US case was reported on January 21, when a man in his 30s was confirmed sick in Snohomish County, Washington.



The patient contracted the virus after visiting Wuhan but did not exhibit any symptoms while traveling.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is requiring 20 US airports — including those in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Chicago — to screen passengers for the virus. All flights in and out of Wuhan have been canceled.
The man who contracted the virus landed at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport before the protocols were instated. Health officials said they were able to detect this case early, and the man has been under strict isolation.
Chris Spitters, a health officer for the Snohomish Health District, said during a CDC briefing on January 21 that the patient was "hospitalized out of an abundance of precaution and for short-term monitoring, not because there was severe illness."
The man is in good health now, according to a spokesman at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, Herald Net reported.

Three days later, a woman in her 60s became the second case reported in the US. She is being treated in Chicago, Illinois.


Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington, after the CDC announced the US's first coronavirus diagnosis. Reuters

The woman traveled to Wuhan in December to care for her elderly father, then returned to Chicago on January 13.
She did not exhibit any symptoms while traveling but called her doctor a few days after returning to the US to report that she was feeling unwell. The patient was sent to a local hospital, where she was isolated and given fluids. Doctors are treating her symptoms much like they would treat pneumonia.
As of January 24, the woman was in stable condition, the CDC said, according to Chicago's ABC7 News. Local health officials said she did not take public transportation or attend any public gatherings.
"I want to start by stating clearly: This is a single travel-associated case, not a local emergency," Allison Arwady, the commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, said, according to ABC. "I can reassure you that even with this Chicago case, the health risk to the general public from novel coronavirus remains low at this time."

The CDC confirmed that the spouse of the Chicago patient also contracted the virus. His case represents the first person-to-person spread of the virus in the US.


A charter plane lands at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, California, on January 29, 2020, with passengers evacuated from Wuhan. Matt Hartman/AFP/Getty Images

The woman's spouse had not traveled to China.

Three other US cases were confirmed on January 26: two in California and one in Arizona.

On January 22, a Wuhan resident who was traveling through Los Angeles International Airport on his way to China reported that he wasn't feeling well to airport staff. He was immediately taken to a local hospital.
The second California case was identified in Orange County. The patient there is being kept in isolation in a hospital and is reported to be doing well.
In Arizona, meanwhile, a patient is also in isolation. The person lives in Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix. Health officials described the patient as "a member of the Arizona State University community" but said the person did not live in university housing.
All three patients recently traveled from Wuhan.

At least 241 people across 36 states had been tested or were awaiting tests for the virus as of Saturday.




The CDC reported that 114 people have tested negative for the virus as of January 31.
"At this time this virus is NOT currently spreading in the community in the United States," the CDC said on Saturday.
On Sunday, the Department of Homeland Security announced new travel restrictions and said airline passengers who have been in China in the last 14 days will be screened on arrival and may be subject to quarantine.


Those who have the coronavirus reported symptoms like fever, coughing, and difficulty breathing.

The CDC recommends that all travelers wash their hands frequently with soap and water and scrub for at least 20 seconds. They should refrain from touching their eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.


The US government evacuated 195 Americans from Wuhan on Tuesday.




The flight landed at the March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, California, on Wednesday. It carried US state department employees who were working at the consulate in Wuhan, as well as their families. All of the passengers will be kept under quarantine for 14 days, the CDC announced on Friday.
All of Wuhan's public transportation — including buses, ferries, and trains — was shut down last week. Trains and airplanes coming in and out of the city were halted, and roadblocks were installed to keep taxis and private cars from exiting the city.
Wuhan's 11 million residents were told not to leave the city, barring special circumstances.
Morgan McFall-Johnsen contributed reporting for this story.

 

jward

passin' thru
Conus Case #10
Male
57
San Benito, California




Sunday, February 2, 2020 9:20PM
SAN BENITO COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Two cases of coronavirus have been confirmed south of Gilroy in San Benito County, according to health officials.

They say the case includes a husband and wife, and both are 57 years old.

RELATED: Coronavirus: Bay Area's 1st case confirmed in Santa Clara County, CDC says

Health officials say the husband recently traveled to Wuhan, China and the wife did not. Therefore, officials say this is a person-to-person transmission.

According to a press release, both patients are not hospitalized.

View: https://twitter.com/abc7david/status/1224163135256322049


Three new confirmed #coronavirus cases announced Sunday afternoon in #BayArea: A woman in #SantaClaraCounty & a married couple in #SanBenito County. The husband had been in Wuhan, China. The wife had not traveled; health dept. indicates person-to-person transmission. #abc7now
— David Louie (@abc7david) February 3, 2020
RELATED: Coronavirus: 2nd case of coronavirus confirmed in Santa Clara County, officials say

"We continue to monitor the situation closely to protect the health of San Benito County residents and limit the spread of this virus," said Dr. Marty Fenstersheib, San Benito County Health Officer. "We are working closely with Bay Area health officials, local health care providers and community partners."
 

jward

passin' thru
Conus case #11
Female
57 years old
San Benito county, CA
NOT traveled to china
H-H transmission from
spouse, case #10
Health officials: 2 coronavirus cases confirmed in San Benito County

6 total cases confirmed in California



AN BENITO COUNTY, Calif. —

Two cases of the novel coronavirus were confirmed in San Benito County on Sunday, according to health officials.

The cases are a husband and wife who are both 57 years old, officials said.



San Benito County health officials said the husband recently traveled to Wuhan, China, but the wife did not, making it a person-to-person transmission.

The husband and wife have not left their home. Neither patient has been hospitalized, officials said.

“We continue to monitor the situation closely to protect the health of San Benito County residents and limit the spread of this virus,” said Dr. Marty Fenstersheib with the San Benito County Health officer. “We are working closely with Bay Area health officials, local health care providers and community partners.”

“While the virus is considered a serious public health threat, based on current information, the risk to the general public in California and locally in San Benito County continues to be low at this time,” Fenstersheib said.

The two cases in San Benito County bring the total number of cases reported in the U.S. to 11.

Six of those cases have been reported in California.

The first case of person-to-person spread in the United States was reported in late January.

This is a developing story.

Stay with KCRA 3 for the latest.

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jward

passin' thru
Conus Cases #10 & #11
HEALTH ALERT
Two Casesof 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
Confirmed in San Benito County​

San Benito County, CA –Two cases of 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) have been confirmed in San Benito County. The confirmed cases are related; husband and wife,and both are 57 years of age. The husband recently traveled from Wuhan, China the wife did not. Therefore,there has beenperson-to-person transmission. Both patients have not left their home since returning from China. San Benito County Public Health Services provided guidance for home isolation and is closely monitoring their medical condition. Currently, both patients are not hospitalized. San Benito County Public Health Services is in consultation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).San Benito County Public Health Services is following all recommended guidelines.

Some key points include:If you have not been to China, or been in close contact with someone who has been to China and is sick, your risk is very low.CDC guidance indicates that people who have casual contact with a case (in the same grocery store or movie theater) are at minimal risk of developing infection.If you have recently been to China and feel sick, please Stay home and avoid contact with others. Contact your doctor’s office or emergency room and tell them about your recent travels and symptoms. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing. “We continueto monitorthe situation closely to protect the health of San Benito County residents and limit the spread of this virus,” said Dr. Marty Fenstersheib, San Benito County Health Officer. “We are working closely withBay Area health officials, local health care providers and community partners.”
 

Marthanoir

Has No Life - Lives on TB
I assume there are many walkin round with the milder, moderate and recovered cases-
and hot toddy has been a global go-to for the walkin' cases o' crud for as long as I can remember!
:chg:

The word Whiskey is an English spelling of the Irish word Uisce , the Irish word for Water,
Irish monks distilled a drink called Uisce beatha - Water of Life.

Clever lads those monks.
 

jward

passin' thru
Me? Surely you jest. This is me. >>>>> :flngl:
No. That is ME. You're the red eyed critter dressed in wrinkled black.
The word Whiskey is an English spelling of the Irish word Uisce , the Irish word for Water,
Irish monks distilled a drink called Uisce beatha - Water of Life.

Clever lads those monks.
I did not know that; just another reason to love those Irish lads n lasses eh?
 

Marthanoir

Has No Life - Lives on TB
No. That is ME. You're the red eyed critter dressed in wrinkled black.

I did not know that; just another reason to love those Irish lads n lasses eh?
:D

When the English came over instead of translating Irish words into English they just spelt them in English as to how they were being pronounced in Irish.

Leads to some interesting place names.
Have ye ever been to Cum Mayo :lol:
An Com , Contae Mhaigh Eo
Com
means Hollow or Coombe
Mhaigh Eo means plain of the Yew trees
 
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20Gauge

Has No Life - Lives on TB
We have already had 10,000 deaths from influenza this season and we're worried about a case of the most common virus on the plane.
No we are worrying about that single case doubling every couple of days and becoming something that makes the 10,000 deaths we have had this year for the flu, seem like a nothing burger. No one wishes more that this case of a common virus on a plane is a nothing burger, but the actions by the Chinese tell us a different story.
 
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