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  This just in..

 

 1st case of coronavirus from China confirmed in U.S.

The patient is an individual in Washington state.
 

Federal health officials have confirmed that a case of coronavirus has been diagnosed in Seattle. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said they will begin screening passengers at two additional U.S. airports: Atlanta and Chicago O'Hare.

 

The outbreak has spread from the central Chinese city of Wuhan to cities including Beijing and Shanghai, the CDC said on Tuesday. Cases have also been reported outside China, including in South Korea, Thailand and Japan. At least six have died.

 

The patient in the U.S. is a male in his 30s and is currently in good condition, the CDC said. He arrived in the U.S. around Jan. 15 after visiting Wuhan.

 

Airport screenings did not begin until Jan. 17. The patient, who is a U.S. resident, did not have symptoms when he arrived, but had read about the virus online and when he started to develop symptoms, he immediately reached out to his health care provider.

 

The case in the U.S. comes amid rising concern that the illness could be transmitted through so-called super-spreaders — highly infectious patients with the ability to sicken dozens at once.

 

more info on NBC News...

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@morning lover   Wow.  I saw about the China outbreak on this morning's news, but didn't know it had reached the US already.  Thankfully, that man was wise enough to seek help as soon as he had symptoms.  I wonder what other people he's been in contact with since he came home.  Very scary.

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i just read that too.  it is scary. it could easily cause a huge outbreak all over the US  Smiley Sad

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As my mother used to say..wash your hands!! My 
grand’s pediatrician gave very good advice regarding flu season..,wipe down your steering wheel, outside doorknobs once you get home, I think it is a very good idea. Just think of the germs you may be bringing into your car and into your home after being just about anywhere.
I hope the current health scare with the coronavirus is eradicated soon. Quite scary of it were to spread.

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My very first thought was "geez, this is just like the story Contagion". If you don't want to read the book, watch the movie. Considered one of the best regarding the spreading of a virus world-wide.

 

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@lovesrecess wrote:

As my mother used to say..wash your hands!! My 
grand’s pediatrician gave very good advice regarding flu season..,wipe down your steering wheel, outside doorknobs once you get home, I think it is a very good idea. Just think of the germs you may be bringing into your car and into your home after being just about anywhere.
I hope the current health scare with the coronavirus is eradicated soon. Quite scary of it were to spread.


I do that all the time.

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 I think there  is a Coronavirus vaccine for dogs, probably combined with other vaccines. I haven't heard it mentioned, but would hope there could be one for humans.

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I'm very glad the man had the good sense to seek medical treatment!!

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Visiting FL and heard the priest announce at Mass that with this flu season: no handshaking and no Chalice at Communion time.

 

A very wise move in this scary time !

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@Krypto wrote:

 I think there  is a Coronavirus vaccine for dogs, probably combined with other vaccines. I haven't heard it mentioned, but would hope there could be one for humans.


@Krypto, this is the first thing I thought of as well. Dogs can get coronavirus and there is a vaccine for it.