After The Deaths Caused By China Mystery Virus, US Starts Airport Screenings
US STARTS AIRPORT SCREENINGS – The deadly mystery virus from China has caused panic from neighboring Asian regions after the virus killed a second victim.
Meanwhile, Japan and Thailand have also had accounts of residents being positive for the SARS-like virus. There were two infected in Thailand and one from Japan.
Following the recorded infections outside of China, a 69-year-old man from Wuhan was killed due to the virus. However, health authorities have yet to confirm any human-human transmissions of the virus.
In lieu of these developments, the US has begun airport screenings for the SARS-like virus. According to an article from ABS-CBN, Martin Cetron, a senior official at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said:
To further protect the health of the American public during the emergence of this novel coronavirus, CDC is beginning entry screening at three ports of entryMartin Cetron
He added that the screenings are expected to include as many as 5000 people. Cetron emphasized that both San Francisco airport and New York’s JFK receive direct flights.
In addition, Los Angeles’ LAx, being the biggest destination for connecting flights would begin the process of screenings.
Incoming travelers will be given a questionnaire to be questioned. They would also undergo a temperature check.
Those who show possible signs of infection will then be sent to another facility for a diagnostic test. This test could take up to a day to complete.
Following the death of the 69-year-old man in Wuhan, several online discussions spread in China regarding the severity of the mystery virus. However, several complained about the censorship of online posts regarding the issue.
A web user from China complained about the social media platform Weibo about how there are overseas cases of the virus but in China, there were no infections outside of Wuhan.
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