Traveler brings Novel Coronavirus in US from Chinese city Wuhan

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Wuhan Coronavirus cases in US : The deadly Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV infection) has made its way to the US owing to the return of a traveler from China, as confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The first Novel Coronavirus case in US has been reported from Washington State after a patient who flew from the Chinese city Wuhan where the viral infection is understood to have origination at a seafood market. Wuhan had seen an outbreak of pneumonia last month caused by the 2019-nCoV infection, which has spread to other cities and subsequently in other countries.

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The affected Wuhan Coronavirus patient was given treatment for illness at a Washington medical facility and was tested for the deadly viral infection based on where all he traveled recently and also his symptoms.

The Novel Coronavirus patient in Washington is being treated at the Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett in an isolated setting, mainly through a robot, reported Business Insider.

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Novel Coronavirus enters into the US through a traveler from Chinese city Wuhan. Photo courtesy of Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke from Pixabay.

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the affected man was confirmed to have the latest virus infection by its Real time Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction test (rRT-PCR test).

Originally, health experts though that Wuhan Coronavirus was being spread from animal-to-person with early reports indicating that multiple patients in Wuhan had some sort of a connection with a seafood and animal market in the Chinese city.

Currently, Novel Coronavirus is believed to be spreading from man to man as the latest cases of the viral infection not showing any connection to animal markets.

Meanwhile, the CDC is being very cautious about new Wuhan Coronavirus cases in US while airport authorities are implementing screening measures to ensure that suspected patients are isolated from healthy people.

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