CDC Prepping For Possible U.S. Coronavirus Outbreak

Henrietta Strickland
February 14, 2020

The CDC stated that is the very first man under quarantine at Lackland who tested positive for its brand new coroanvirus.

In a Monday news release, Robert Long, a spokesperson for the Maine CDC, said the risk to the public is low and the person has voluntarily agreed to remain at home until testing - which typically takes between one and five days - is complete.

Since late January, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has rushed to distribute the agency's testing kits to allow states to do their own testing rather than ship all samples to CDC headquarters in Atlanta.

The person, who was not identified, is now isolated at home. The majority of cases have occurred in China. The CDC is also monitoring more than 30,000 people who have come to the USA from China since mid-January. So far, there are 14 confirmed cases of the virus in the U.S. Messonnier said the CDC is working to make sure face masks and gloves will be available in case of an outbreak. "Right now, the best thing ME people can do is to practice good hygiene, stay home if you feel sick, and share your recent travel history with medical providers if you experience fever, cough or difficulty breathing".

The patient in stable condition and is in isolation at a nearby hospital.

CDC spokeswoman Ana Toro said: "The patient was among 232 individuals who had been placed under quarantine at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar after being airlifted from the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan earlier this month".

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