On January 21, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Washington State Department of Health announced the first case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States in Snohomish County.
The patient recently returned from Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, where an outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus has been ongoing since December.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by the novel (new) coronavirus in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. As of January 30, 2020, multiple cases have been confirmed in the U.S., as well as in other countries.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some of which pass from human to human and others among animals. In rare cases, animal coronaviruses can evolve and infect people. This virus causes fever and respiratory illness.
Public health in Snohomish County, Washington State Department of Health, and the CDC are still learning about this virus. The immediate threat to the general American public is considered low.
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