The 13th case of coronavirus in the USA was detected in California in an individual underneath federal quarantine after coming back from Wuhan, China, the U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC) stated on Monday. The grownup affected person was amongst U.S. nationals evacuated from Wuhan, the epicenter of the illness, who had been underneath obligatory quarantine for 14 days at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, close to San Diego, the CDC stated in an announcement.
The person was taken to the College of California San Diego Medical Middle for commentary and isolation and is “doing nicely,” the hospital stated in an announcement. “CDC is conducting a radical contact investigation of the one who has examined optimistic to find out contacts and to evaluate if these contacts had excessive threat exposures,” the CDC stated.
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Some 800 U.S. nationals have been evacuated from Wuhan and flown to air bases in the USA the place they’re topic to the CDC’s first public well being quarantine in 50 years. The U.S. has imposed obligatory quarantines and journey restrictions with China to gradual the unfold of coronavirus inside the USA. U.S. officers worry a world pandemic if the virus is allowed to realize a foothold exterior China, the place the demise toll has climbed to greater than 1,000.
The newest particular person recognized with coronavirus was the primary confirmed case amongst some 800 U.S. nationals evacuated to army bases in the USA on flights from Wuhan, the epicenter of the illness. The individual was amongst 4 evacuees taken to the UC San Diego Medical Middle for additional analysis final week after arriving on the Miramar air base.
On Sunday the CDC stated all 4 sufferers initially examined adverse for the virus and had been discharged and returned to quarantine on the base. Additional testing confirmed one of many 4 was optimistic and the affected person was returned to the hospital. One other affected person from MCAS Miramar was taken to the hospital on Monday for analysis, the medical middle stated.
“Each sufferers are doing nicely and have minimal signs,” the hospital stated. Not one of the coronavirus circumstances confirmed in the USA has proved deadly and a number of other sufferers have been launched from hospital.
With most U.S.-China flights suspended, solely a handful of U.S. nationals arriving on industrial flights have been quarantined underneath guidelines imposed on Feb. 2 to curb the virus’s unfold, in response to a Reuters survey.
Of eight states with airports screening vacationers for the virus, six stated that they had nobody underneath quarantine, New York reported 4 folks and Illinois a “tiny” quantity, the survey discovered.