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5 cases of coronavirus infection from China recorded in the USA: how to protect yourself

The United States has recorded the fifth case of infection with a dangerous coronavirus from China. Writes about this "Voice of America".

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The first case of the virus in the United States was discovered in Washington state on Tuesday: a 30-year-old man returned from the Chinese city of Wuhan, where an outbreak of the virus occurred.

A second 2019-nCoV virus infection was discovered in Chicago. It is known that this is a 60-year-old woman from Chicago, Illinois. In December, she traveled to China and, returning to the United States, felt the symptoms of the disease. The incubation period, that is, the time from infection to the onset of symptoms, is from 2 days to 2 weeks.

A fourth case of infection is in a patient in Southern California. Orange County Health Department said that coronavirus was diagnosed in a person arriving from Wuhan. The patient is in isolation in a hospital in satisfactory condition. The agency’s statement said the risk of spreading the virus in Orange County is low.

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There is no data about 5 cases, but in US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the fifth case of coronavirus infection.

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

CDC recommendations

For all: the flu and respiratory season is in full swing. To stop the spread of germs, the CDC recommends getting vaccinated, taking daily preventative measures and, if necessary, taking antiviral drugs for the flu.

For medical professionals:

  • Be mindful of people with a history of traveling to Wuhan, China, with fever and respiratory symptoms.
  • If you are a healthcare professional caring for a patient with coronavirus, take care of yourself and follow the guidelines for infection control.

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