Third US Investigation of Deadly Coronavirus Diagnosis in California
Another case of the deadly disease has been identified in the United States.
The third case of Coronavirus has been confirmed in the United States.
PRESS RELEASE: The OC Health Care Agency’s Communicable Disease Control Division received confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this evening that an Orange County, California case has tested positive for the novel #coronavirus. https://t.co/bwnzaFzUEG
— Health Care Agency (@ochealth) January 26, 2020
The new virus that killed more than 50 people in China and infected just under 2000 has been confirmed in a patient in Orange County, California. The patient had recently traveled from Wuhan, China, a town with a population of 11 million, where the disease is most prevalent.
“The present risk of local transmission remains low,” the Communicable Disease Control Division of the Orange County Health Care Agency said today in a statement. “There is no proof that person-to-person transmission has occurred in Orange County.” One man from Washinton State and one woman from Illinois are the only other two people diagnosed in the United States.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines Coronavirus as “a large family of viruses, some of which cause disease in humans and others circulating among animals, including camels, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses may grow and infect people and spread between people as seen with MERS and SARS.”
They also say that the CDC is, “closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (termed “2019-nCoV”) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which continues to expand.”
For more information from the CDC, click here.