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CDC confirms second coronavirus case in USA
- January 29, 2020
- Posted by: Wiley M. Wagner
- Category: Science
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today announced the second identified patient in America to be affected by a Chinese coronavirus called 2019-CoV – this time an anonymous patient who returned from Wuhan, China a few days ago, to remain anonymous. their homeland in Illinois. Despite the fact that this is the second reported case of infection with a dangerous coronavirus, leading medical experts and organizations in the United States – including the CDC Center – note that at the moment the risk of mass infection with this coronavirus is extremely low, compared with the Chinese situation.
It is known that the second patient returned to Illinois from Wuhan on January 13 of this year, and after a few days he turned to doctors for help, feeling the characteristic symptoms of coronavirus – mainly pneumonia. Having studied his case in detail, representatives of the CDC did not find any signs of subsequent infection among the close relatives and friends of the patient, mainly because he did not particularly leave the house after arriving from China, so that at the moment his relatives do not show disease patterns, although still under surveillance.
It is worth noting that the topic of Chinese coronavirus 2019-CoV, which has grown in popularity, has somehow become one of the most discussed in the United States, which is further warmed up by the first recorded case in America. However, in addition to the United States, the first patients were also found in countries such as Brazil, Japan, Thailand and Peru, despite previous measures to close the borders of Wuhan in China.
Be that as it may, it remains only to wait for the final report of the CDC specialists regarding the second patient in Illinois, since scientists are still struggling to unravel the nature of the coronavirus itself and certain aspects of its incubation period. It is expected that soon the CDC will release a leaflet for citizens of the country indicating the most common symptoms and features that occur when infected with coronavirus.