CDC: Second US Case of Wuhan Coronavirus Confirmed


A second case of the China coronavirus has been confirmed in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said. 

In an announcement on Friday, the CDC said the infected person is a Chicago woman in her 60s. She is doing well and is isolated in a Illinois hospital as a precautionary measure, health officials told reporters on a conference call. 

The woman had returned to the U.S. on Jan. 13 from Wuhan, China, where the outbreak has been centered. She called a health care provider after experiencing symptoms a few days later, the CDC said. The Chicago woman had very limited movement outside her home since returning from China. 

The CDC said that they are monitoring 63 people from 22 states for possible cases of the virus, health officials said.

But the CDC stressed that the immediate health risk to the general American public is considered low at this time. Health officials said it's likely more cases will be reported in the U.S. in the coming days and weeks. 

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