New Coronavirus in US As 14th Case Confirmed by CDC
New Coronavirus in US has been verified among evacuees at a San Diego County, California airbase. The virus As 14th Case in America is confirmed by the CDC.
A 14th American has examined positive for the novel coronavirus, hours after the Centers for Disease Control warned the Outbreak Of Coronavirus in the U.S. was “likely.”
After the First San Diego Coronavirus Case, A second person evacuated from Wuhan, China, to a U.S. Marine base near San Diego has been diagnosed with the new corona.
The patient was among 232 individuals placed under quarantine at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar after being conveyed from the epicenter of the virus outbreak in Wuhan earlier this month, CDC spokeswoman Ana Toro stated.
After First American Coronavirus Death, More than 600 people remain in quarantine in the country subsequent being flown out of China last week, officials announced.
“The first and second patients arrived on different planes and were housed in separate facilities; there are no epidemiologic links between them,” the CDC stated in a news release.
The two patients are being cared for at UC San Diego Health, hospital officials announced.
“At this time there is no indication of the person-to-person spread of this virus at the quarantine facility,” remarked Dr. Chris Braden, who leads the CDC on-site team.
CDC: the US should prepare for corona
The CDC is preparing for the new virus, which has killed at least 1,115 and sickened more than 45,000 worldwide, to “take a foothold in the U.S.”
“At some point, we are likely to see community spread in the U.S. or in other countries,” remarked Dr. Nancy Messonnier, head of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.
Health officials had affirmed 13 U.S. cases of the virus, now named COVID-19, short for Corona Virus Disease.
Messonnier reported the CDC is frequently communicating with manufacturers of medical supplies, such as masks and gloves, to ensure enough is available in case of an outbreak here. “At this time, some partners [in other countries] are reporting higher than usual demand for N95 respirators and facemasks,” she told.
Messonnier said Wednesday that U.S. health officials are performing “additional quality controls” to assure another patient is not misidentified again.
“Our goal is to be as least restrictive as possible, while ensuring the safety and health of all Americans,” she continued. “We are continually reassessing our recommendations around quarantine and self-monitoring.”
World Health Organization officials spoke Tuesday they were concerned about the virus mutating.
14th case of the new Coronavirus in the US
The results for the woman came back positive, and she was brought back to UC San Diego Health on Monday morning, where she was in isolation. The woman has had very mild disease, according to the source, with no fever and a slight cough. The other three patients scanned negative.
The newest case is the 14th affirmed case of the new virus in the US and the eighth case in California.
The health authority in Hubei province, where Wuhan is the capital, announced 242 more people died of the virus in the province Wednesday, raising the death toll in the epicenter since the beginning of the virus outbreak to 1,310.
The global death toll is at least 1,357, with one death in Hong Kong and one death in the Philippines.
The global number of confirmed virus cases has now exceeded 60,015 with the vast majority of cases in the region of China.
“We really felt the need for these basic things to be addressed,” Jacob Wilson, who is being held at the airbase reported, “and we hope that the petition would at least be able to address these basic concerns.”
The Diamond Princess quarantine continues
In Japan, where travelers aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship have been quarantined for over a week, the mood amongst passengers changed Wednesday as dozens of more people tested positive for the novel virus.
“[We] really just need to get off this boat,” New York resident Guy Cerullo stated in a text message.
What was supposed to be a honeymoon cruise around Asia has turned into a nightmare. Especially for Cerullo and his wife, Milena Basso, who are among the thousands of people on board the Diamond Princess, which has been quarantined at sea since docking in the Japanese port of Yokohama on Feb. 3.
At least 174 people aboard the ship had examined positive for the new virus case by Wednesday, with 39 new cases in the past 24 hours. One quarantine officer has also been contaminated, according to Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.
The Bottom line
The novel virus epidemic is a global crisis but hasn’t yet hit the United States. The government has taken strong measures, based on previous outbreaks, to prevent the virus from spreading here.
Passengers from China are being screened at U.S. airports, and citizens repatriated from the Chinese mainland are being kept in quarantine for a 14-day period.
A test is available but isn’t effective enough to catch all cases.
The World Health Organization and the United States have declared the outbreak a public health emergency, but US officials have urged residents not to panic.
Thus far there have been 14 cases reported in the US, however, we learned about the 15th case of the virus in Mexico.