First Case Of Coronavirus Reported In The United States

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SEATTLE — The United States has now confirmed its first case of the new Coronavirus virus that appeared in Wuhan, China, last month.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is only identifying the patient as a male U.S. Resident.






He is currently in isolation at providence regional medical center in Everett, Washington.

The man recently traveled from Wuhan to Washington, but said he did not attend the animal markets where many of the patients were infected.



Officials are compiling a list of people the patient may have had contact with since his return.

The Wuhan Coronavirus, which has killed six people and sickened hundreds, can spread person to person, but not nearly as easily as viruses such as Measles or Influenza.











 

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