US Confirms Second Case of Coronavirus

Henrietta Strickland
January 26, 2020

It was highly likely Britain also had cases, a health official said.

The second case of coronavirus in the U.S. has been confirmed in Chicago - as health officials continue to examine 63 patients in 22 states. She is now in stable condition and doing well.

The city, and at least nine others, have had their public transport links shut off, leaving a total of 30 million people quarantined in a bid to stop the virus from spreading further.

Some temples have also closed, including Beijing's Lama Temple where people make offerings for the new year, have also been closed as has the Forbidden City, the capital's most famous tourist attraction.

The outbreak in China comes during the country's lunar New Year, when millions of people travel to see family.

Dr Nancy Messonnier, of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said the risk to the USA public remains low but it is likely more cases will be diagnosed in the coming days, as the virus appears to have a two-week incubation period.

The lockdown was expanded to the nearby cities of Huanggang and Ezhou, affecting the movement of at least 20 million people.

Wuhan, where the outbreak began, is rapidly building a new hospital to cope with the influx of new patients.

Video footage shows people packed in small hallways as they wait for treatment.

"People's Daily predicted that hospital" a miracle in the history of medicine". She is in isolation at a hospital in Chicago, and is in stable condition. It will be modeled on a SARS hospital that was built in Beijing in just six days during the SARS outbreak.

The seriousness of the crisis was still an open question.

It was not clear just how lethal the virus is, or even whether it is as unsafe as ordinary flu, which kills tens of thousands of people every year in the US alone.

The plan is a replica of the way China coped with the epidemic of SARS at 2003, which killed more than 770 people.

The rapid increase in reported deaths and illnesses does not necessarily mean the crisis is getting worse.

Symptoms include fever, difficulty breathing and coughing.

The WHO said on Thursday it was a "bit too early" to designate the outbreak a public health emergency of global concern, which would require countries to step up their response. "And they will recover". She was not ill while traveling and health authorities do not think she spread the virus during that time. Karaoke bars, movie theaters and internet cafes around the region were shut down.

People that the women had close contact with are being monitored.

Fewer than two dozen cases in all have been confirmed outside mainland China, in Hong Kong, Macao, the U.S., South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Airports around the world have stepped up screening of passengers from China.

"Please believe in China", the hosts said.

Chinese officials have not said how long the shutdowns of the cities will last. Authorities have promised transparency.

The state broadcaster CCTV's annual Spring Festival Gala program, which attracted more than 1 billion viewers past year, paid tribute to the medical workers fighting the outbreak. "With the most transparent public information. on the battlefront of the epidemic, we will definitely win".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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