In the US, recorded 5 cases of infection with coronavirus from China: how to protect yourself

In USA is the fifth recorded case of infection by the coronavirus threat from China. This writes the “Voice of America”.

В США зафиксировали 5 случай заражения коронавирусом из Китая: как себя обезопасить

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The first case of the virus in the U.S. found in Washington state on Tuesday: a 30-year-old man returned from the Chinese city of Wuhan, where an outbreak of the virus.

The second case of infection 2019-nCoV detected in Chicago. We know that this 60-year-old woman from Chicago, Illinois. In December she traveled to China and returned to the United States, felt the symptoms of the disease. The incubation period, i.e. the time from infection until the onset of symptoms ranged from 2 days to 2 weeks.

The fourth case — patient in southern California. In the Department of health in orange County said that the coronavirus was diagnosed in people originating from Wuhan. The patient is in isolation in hospital in a satisfactory condition. In a statement the Agency says the risk of the spread of the virus in orange County low.

About 5 ill data are not available yet, but in the Center for control and disease prevention in USA (CDC) confirmed the fifth case of infection with coronavirus.

In China as a result of infection died at least 56 people.

The recommendations of the CDC

For all: the season of flu and respiratory diseases is in full swing. To stop the spread of germs, the CDC recommends vaccinations to take daily preventive measures and, if necessary, taking antivirals for the flu.

For medical professionals:

  • Be attentive to people with a history of travel in Wuhan, China, with fever and respiratory symptoms.
  • If you are a health worker caring for a patient with a coronavirus, take care of yourself and follow the guidelines for infection control.

As previously wrote ForumDaily:

  • In the Chinese city of Wuhan, there was an outbreak of a previously unknown virus, striking a light, wrote. 13 January it became known that the first case has already been registered outside the territory of China.
  • The number of people infected with a mysterious virus that appeared in China, significantly higher than the official figures.
  • The world health organization (who) will convene on 22 January, an emergency meeting of the emergency Committee because of the danger of a large-scale epidemic of the deadly coronavirus 2019-nCoV from China.
  • January 21, the Centers for control and prevention of diseases (CDC) officially confirmed the first new case of the deadly coronavirus in the United States.
  • Symptoms appeared on January 19, the diagnosis was confirmed on 20 January.
  • The first cases of infection with coronavirus have been associated with the seafood market in Wuhan. Chinese officials this week stated: transmission from person to person confirmed.
  • About how to protect themselves from this virus, read our material.