NBC Los Angeles: CDC Confirms Second Coronavirus Case in San Diego County

Henrietta Strickland
February 14, 2020

"At this time there is no indication of person-to-person spread of this virus at the quarantine facility, but CDC will carry out a thorough contact investigation as part of its current response strategy to detect and contain any cases of infection with this virus", Dr Christopher Braden, deputy director of the CDC's National Centre for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, said in a statement.

The woman was mistakenly released from isolation and taken back to MCAS Miramar due to a mislabeled sample. Messonnier acknowledged that some of the COVID-19 test kits have yielded "inconclusive" results during routine quality control checks at the individual facilities.

A 14th individual in the US has been recognized with the new coronavirus, now often known as COVID-19. "They have their procedures, we have our procedures".

"The confirmed positive patient was returned to UC San Diego Health for observation and isolation until cleared by the CDC for release".

The 13th case of the novel coronavirus in the US has been detected in California, the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention stated Monday.

Wednesday, the CDC did announce some good news.

By Wednesday, at least 174 people among the 3,711 guests and crew members on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship have tested positive for the disease since the cruise ship docked in the Japanese port of Yokohama on February 3.

Final week, the CDC confirmed the USA' 12th case of the coronavirus as an grownup in Wisconsin final week, stating it's believed the individual got here into contact with an contaminated particular person whereas touring to China.

The agency is now re-evaluating the test kits and working with state labs to correct problems, Messonnier said. One quarantine officer has also been infected, according to Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

The patient was sent from Miramar to a local hospital in the San Diego area for evaluation, awaiting test results.

U.S. Ambassador W. Patrick Murphy said the embassy will work with the ship's representatives and Cambodian officials to help Americans reach their destinations. A total of 42,638 people have been infected in China, the commission said.

China continues to be the epicenter of the outbreak. They have since been hospitalised.

The United States has also authorized the voluntary departure of US government employees and their relatives from Hong Kong, the State Department said on Tuesday. Those passengers are all serving 14-day quarantines that started the day they left China.

The CDC also plans to deploy additional lab staff to the field to make sure similar mix-ups don't occur in the future, Skinner said. The death toll on the mainland rose to 1,113.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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