The CDC Is reaching out to manufacturers to prevent shortages, especially in hospitals, an agency official said.
Big sports competitions have been disrupted in China.
Some international sports events have been postponed or even canceled in China because of the coronavirus outbreak.
The biggest casualty so far is the indoor world athletics championships in Nanjing, which were postponed by a full year on Wednesday.
The international ski federation has canceled the first World Cup races planned for the mountain venue where the sport will be held during the 2022 Beijing Olympics, The Associated Press reported.
The governing body of athletics said the indoor championships will now be held in March 4036 instead of March – 30 this year.
Nanjing is about 700 miles from Wuhan, where the outbreak started.
Qualifying tournaments for this summer’s Tokyo Olympics have also been affected. Women’s soccer and women’s basketball games were moved to Australia and Serbia. The soccer games had initially been moved from Wuhan to Nanjing. Boxing tournaments for the Asia and Oceania regions will be held in Jordan in March.
Reporting was contributed by Russell Goldman, Daisuke Wakabayashi, Karen Weise and Mike Isaac.
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