Another Case of Novel Coronavirus in California Brings U.S. Total to 13
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday confirmed another infection with 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States that was detected in California.
The patient who was under a federal quarantine order recently returned from Wuhan, China, where an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by this novel coronavirus has been ongoing since December 2019. This brings the total of number of 2019-nCoV cases in the United States to 13.
CDC is conducting a thorough contact investigation of the person who has tested positive to determine contacts and to assess if those contacts had high risk exposures.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause illness in people and animals.
Human coronaviruses are common throughout the world. Some human coronaviruses were identified many years ago and some have been identified recently. Human coronaviruses commonly cause mild to moderate illness in people worldwide.
Two newer human coronaviruses, MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV, have been known to frequently cause severe illness.
An investigation is ongoing related to an outbreak of this new coronavirus, 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
These illnesses usually only last for a short amount of time. Symptoms may include:
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
- General feeling of being unwell
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a mini-site devoted to providing up-to-date information on the coronavirus, which translations in Chinese and Spanish.