A second United States case of the new coronavirus has been verified in a patient in Chicago, the Centers for Illness Control and Avoidance (CDC) reported today. The female client had actually just recently returned from Wuhan, China, and did not have symptoms when she showed up in the United States.
There have actually been 63 presumed cases of the coronavirus under investigation in the United States, the CDC stated throughout a press conference. Of those 63 believed cases, 2 were verified: a patient in Washington state and the new client in Chicago.
The CDC anticipates to see additional believed and verified cases in the US as the break out progresses.
The firm has a diagnostic test offered, but right now, all testing needs to be done at CDC labs in Atlanta. “Part of the delay is from samples getting to the CDC,” stated Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Illness at the CDC, throughout a press call. “We think it’s most likely many states will have clients under investigation that might desire to do diagnostics,” she stated.
Officials are not naming the health center that the client is being treated at out of concern for the client’s personal privacy. They stated during the press call that they would name the hospital if they had concerns about the basic public, if they were having trouble identifying people in contact with the patient for follow-up, or if they thought that the disease had spread in the healthcare facility, but none of those scenarios currently use.
Both United States patients self-reported signs and their travel history to health care companies, which the CDC says highlights the value of informs to and education for travelers who have actually returned from Wuhan.