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CNBC Article: CDC confirms first US case of coronavirus that has killed 6 in China

Public health officials have confirmed the first U.S. case of a mysterious coronavirus that has already killed at least six people and sickened hundreds of others in China, the CDC says.

A male traveler from China has been diagnosed in Snohomish County, Washington State with the Wuhan coronavirus, according to the CDC.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that usually infect animals but can sometimes evolve and spread to humans. Symptoms in humans include fever, coughing and shortness of breath, which can progress to pneumonia.

Chinese authorities say many of the patients with the new illness had come into contact with seafood markets, suggesting the virus is spreading from animals to people. However, health officials say some "limited human-to-human transmission" occurred between close contacts.

People can protect themselves from the virus by washing their hands with soap and water, avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth and keeping away from sick people, according to the CDC. Many people in China have purchased face masks to protect themselves from the outbreak.


Meanwhile for the first week of January, Influenza in the USA killed 214, seven of them children and pushed another 2200 into death via pneumonia.

CNN Exclusive: This may explain the spread of China's new virus

Click the video in the link. Shows video of the various animals in cages. Warning images maybe disturbing.

Coronavirus is now in OC.

curious george:
it's in Irvine.


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