Arizona Resident is Fifth Coronavirus Case in U.S.
The number of people in the United States with the Coronavirus has now reached five, and there is no telling how many more people could become infected since it takes about 10 to 14 days for the symptoms to start showing after infection. The virus can be passed from one person to another. It is not known how easily it can be transmitted as of yet.
Number five is a resident of Arizona.
In China, some estimates of the number of people with the virus could be as high as 90,000.
China has quarantined 40 million people. With a number that high, how effective the quarantine can be is questionable.
Besides, we don’t know how many people visited the Wuhan region before the quarantine was announced.
There is also the matter of the number of foreigners who visited that region and are now back in their home countries.
At least one of the Americans with the virus had visited the Wuhan region before being diagnosed with the disease
The US government is in the process of evacuating Americans from the region as quickly as possible.
From Breitbart News:
Dozens of people have died from the virus in China, which has issued massive travel bans in hard-hit sections of that country to try to stem spread of the virus. The U.S. consulate in Wuhan announced Sunday that it would evacuate its personnel and some private citizens aboard a charter flight.
The CDC expects more Americans to be diagnosed with the newly discovered virus, which is believed to have an incubation period of about two weeks, as worldwide the number of confirmed cases nears 2,000. The CDC is screening passengers on direct and connecting flights from Wuhan at five major airports in Atlanta, Chicago, New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Guidance from the CDC advises that people who have had casual contact with the patient are at “minimal risk” for developing infection.
“CDC believes the immediate risk to the U.S. public is low at this time, but the situation is evolving rapidly,” Dr. Nancy Messonnier, the director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, told reporters Friday. “We have our best people working on this problem.”