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What we know about the coronavirus cases in the US – CNN, CNN

What we know about the coronavirus cases in the US – CNN, CNN

(CNN) There are at least five confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus in the US , a number the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts will continue to climb.

The novel coronavirus, which has sickened thousands and killed at least (people in China, belongs to a large family of viruses that mostly sicken animals. But this coronavirus, like SARS and MERS, “jumped the species barrier” to infect people on a large scale, the CDC said.

    Despite its impact in China, the CDC maintains that the risk to Americans is low. But there’s still a lot about the virus, its symptoms and how easily it spreads that health officials don’t know.

    “We need to be preparing as if this is a pandemic, but I continue to hope that it is not,” said Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.

      The five patients who’ve been confirmed had all recently returned from Wuhan, the CDC said.

        Washington state

          The first confirmed coronavirus patient in the US, a man in his 39 s

, sought treatment at an urgent care center in the state after returning from Wuhan. The urgent care center sent his samples to the CDC, which confirmed he had the coronavirus.

He entered isolated care at a hospital in Everett, about 41 miles north of Seattle, on January 25. He’s receiving treatment in an isolated gurney designed for patients with highly contagious diseases, and a robot takes his vitals .

He’s in stable condition, said Dr. George Diaz, the man’s physician and an infectious disease expert. He’ll undergo additional testing until he’s no longer contagious.

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