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Chinese Coronavirus Outbreak Has Reached the United States Shores

Chinese new coronavirus has reportedly reached the United states shores and expected to spread more widely according to the experts.

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In our previous report, Chinese officials said that at least 440 cases had been reported as of early Wednesday, most of them in Wuhan and surrounding Hubie province where nine have died. Officials have also identified 21 cases in Beijing, Shanghai and southern Guangdong province.

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On January 21, Monday, a man in Washington state has been affected by the new coronavirus spreading through Asia. It was the first confirmed case in the United States, experts from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday.

According to the report of Los Angeles Times, the patient is a resident of Snohomish County, Washington, recently returned to the United States after visiting the region around Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the outbreak.

After he come home in the U.S, he began to experience pneumonia-like symptoms and notified his doctor about his travel history. Test results for the virus returned positive over the weekend.

The infected man, who is in his 30s, transported to the Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, where he is being monitored and is good condition, according to the official’s statement. This is the only known case outside of Asia.

The patient represents the farthest spread of the novel coronavirus. At the same time, public health officials emphasized that the virus poses a low risk to the American public, and that it’s unlikely to spread widely in there.

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