In a press release, the CDC stated the affected person was among the many US residents who have been lately evacuated from the Chinese language metropolis of Wuhan, the epicenter of the 2019-nCoV outbreak that started in December, and was beneath a federal-imposed 14-day quarantine.
"The unnamed author said the hints are" critical steps toward broadening the possible threat of spreading the virus in the Miramar Center", on behalf of" Wuhan evacuees in Miramar Marine Air Base". The infected individual had returned to America on a State Department chartered flight on February 7, and is now under federal quarantine, according to a press release.More news: Court denies Apple's appeal in VirnetX patent-infringement case
A second United States evacuee from China has been diagnosed with coronavirus after the CDC admitted its test kits are flawed. "Patients are treated in negative-pressure isolation rooms; health care providers in contact with these patients are trained to use appropriate personal protective equipment, such as gowns, gloves, fit-tested high-filtration respirators and face shields or goggles".
The CDC is emphasizing that Americans should not panic - they say the risk of contracting coronavirus is still "low", with relatively few cases in the U.S.
The latest confirmed case comes hours after a senior CDC official Nancy Messonnier revealed that a number of coronavirus test kits sent out by U.S. health authorities to labs across the country are faulty. A later test found one of those patients tested positive for the virus.More news: Apex Legends: Valentine's Day Rendezvous kicking off tonight Apex Legends
The number of people killed by the coronavirus has jumped by record numbers, as Chinese health officials said 242 people had died on Thursday - the fastest rise in the daily count since the outbreak.
A difference in labeling by the medical center and the CDC was also involved. That mistake led to the Miramar patients being transferred back to the base Sunday afternoon.
The patient was one of hundreds flown back to the United States from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of a now-global outbreak that has taken more than 1,000 lives. The 195 people were let go after being isolated for 14 days. The other three patients tested negative. They're under two-week quarantines in army bases in California, Texas and Nebraska. People on both flights were split in two groups _ one living in quarters used for military personnel on short-term assignments and another at a hotel for service members and their families.More news: England recall Jennings, Foakes for Sri Lanka tour
Messonnier has said that the mix-up with the first evacuee was unrelated to the test kit issue.