JAMESTOWN – More than 200 dead, nearly 10,000 cases confirmed, here’s what you need to know about the Wuhan Coronavirus this week.
Evacuations from China continue, several countries sending planes to remove foreign citizens under lockdown in Wuhan where there are empty streets and grocery shelves nearly 60 million remain under partial or full lockdown in more than a dozen Chinese cities.
In the United States, an Illinois woman who contracted the illness while traveling to Wuhan infected her husband, it’s the first case transmitted from person to person in the states, making that at least the sixth Wuhan coronavirus case in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The agency says the immediate risk to the public in this country is relatively low.
Still, the State Department has issued it’s harshest warning telling people not to travel to China, the center of the epidemic.
About 200 American citizens evacuated from Wuhan, China this week, are being monitored at a military base in California.
A top U.S. Infectious Disease Doctor now saying the virus can be spread, even before symptoms start to show. The state department says more evacuation flights from for U.S. Citizens are scheduled for early next week.