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CDC: Coronavirus community spread “very possible – even likely” in US

CDC: Coronavirus community spread “very possible – even likely” in US

Aggressive controls around travel and CDC testing have been successful so far in keeping coronavirus cases in the US minimal, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today, though experts there warned that community spread of COVID-19 is "very possible - even likely" in America. The update comes as the US Department of State repatriated 329 citizens on chartered flights from the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

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Coronavirus spreads in 3 main ways: This one worries the CDC most

Coronavirus spreads in 3 main ways: This one worries the CDC most

As the number of cases of coronavirus COVID-19 grows worldwide, the US CDC has detailed the primary ways in which the SARS-like illness could be spread, and which routes it is most concerned with. The first person-to-person infection in the US was confirmed at the end of January 2020, and since then the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have held several briefings to outline exactly what people should - and shouldn't - be worried about.

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CDC confirms 15th US coronavirus case: Here are the symptoms

CDC confirms 15th US coronavirus case: Here are the symptoms

In a statement on Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that a 15th case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been identified in the United States. The case involves a person who is under federal quarantine in Texas after having arrived in the US on a flight chartered by the State Department. This is the first time a person under quarantine at JBSA-Lackland has developed the disease.

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CDC COVID-19 update: Agency prepares for more cases in the US

CDC COVID-19 update: Agency prepares for more cases in the US

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has issued an update on the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak, revealing that it has screened more than 30,000 passengers from China at airports across the US. The agency confirmed in a telebriefing with reporters today that it preparing for coronavirus to have a bigger impact in the United States by making sure necessary supplies are available to health care workers.

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Coronavirus test starts shipping – but there’s a big catch

Coronavirus test starts shipping – but there’s a big catch

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced that it is ready to ship its coronavirus testing kit, which will enable health officials to determine if someone has contracted the virus within four hours. The test will drastically speed up the time it takes to make a diagnosis and will reduce the testing burden; however, it won't be available widely, at least to start with.

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Coronavirus fears in US are focusing on the wrong thing

Coronavirus fears in US are focusing on the wrong thing

The public is carefully watching the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in China and for good reason. However, many have become distracted by this particular virus, raising concerns over an infectious disease that pales in comparison to other, more deadly viruses already active in their own countries. For people living in the United States, the seasonal influenza virus, not the coronavirus, should be getting the most attention.

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Coronavirus symptoms, 2019-nCoV virus in China, case map, and CDC help

Coronavirus symptoms, 2019-nCoV virus in China, case map, and CDC help

The word corona means crown and is the only link between coronavirus and the beer called Corona. "Human Coronavirus" is a virus which was first identified in the 1960s and, in the year 2019, a new sub-type was identified in China. The World Health Organization reported the newest coronavirus on January 9, 2020, after identification by Chinese authorities during an outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. This newest version of the virus is identified as 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

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CDC confirms second case of coronavirus in the US, expects more soon

CDC confirms second case of coronavirus in the US, expects more soon

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced the second confirmed case of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States. The agency says that it expects there will be additional reports of the virus in the US in coming weeks, but that it considers the overall risk of this outbreak to the American public to be 'low' at this point in time.

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China coronavirus: What we know and what to do

China coronavirus: What we know and what to do

Though it been managed far better than the SARS outbreak that happened years ago, the ongoing outbreak of a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China has raised global concerns over the potential for the virus to spread internationally and infect a large number of people. Health agencies and organizations around the world have mobilized to address the matter; here's the latest on what they're doing and what you can expect in the immediate future.

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CDC says China’s coronavirus confirmed in the US for the first time

CDC says China’s coronavirus confirmed in the US for the first time

Only days after reports of the virus appearing in Thailand and Japan, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced the first case of the mysterious coronavirus behind an outbreak in Wuhan, China, has been confirmed in the United States. The CDC revealed the case in a briefing on Tuesday, explaining that the unnamed patient is located in Washington state and recently returned from a trip to Wuhan.

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Pet store puppies blamed for drug-resistant infection outbreak

Pet store puppies blamed for drug-resistant infection outbreak

If you plan to go to a pet store at some point in the near future, avoid petting the adorable puppies that may be present. That's according to the CDC, which reports that it has linked a multistate drug-resist infection involving Campylobacter jejuni with puppies located at certain pet stores. Symptoms include stomach cramps, fever, and more.

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CDC finds strong evidence linking vitamin E acetate to EVALI outbreak

CDC finds strong evidence linking vitamin E acetate to EVALI outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control has detailed four new case studies that strengthen the link between lung injury outbreak EVALI and a thickening agent called vitamin E acetate. According to the agency, the number of emergency room visits related to EVALI-like symptoms has been decreasing following a peak this past summer. The studies also detail instances of rehospitalization and more.

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