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CDC Prepping For Possible U.S. Coronavirus Outbreak

CDC Prepping For Possible U.S. Coronavirus Outbreak”

A previous case of coronavirus was documented on Monday among the same group of evacuees, the CDC said.

"They did not test affirmative for coronavirus and they returned to the base", said Gerald Huber, Solano County Director of Social and Health Services.

The Lackland evacuees arrived in the United States on February 7.

According to UC San Diego Health officials, both confirmed patients are in isolation at the hospital, with a third patient under observation because of coronavirus-like symptoms.

These testing kits have nothing to do with the USA patient who was under quarantine after returning from Wuhan and was recently misidentified as not being infected with the coronavirus. One of the passengers was being screened and counted twice daily because of a clerical error.

A "miscommunication" was the reason one patient now at UC San Diego Health with novel coronavirus was accidentally sent back to quarantine at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, and not mislabeling, a UCSD Health doctor said today. Each kit can test 700 to 800 specimens from patients, said CDC.

One of the patients was mistakenly released from isolation and taken back to MCAS Miramar due to a mislabeled test sample.

Dr. Christopher Braden, who leads the CDC's delegation in San Diego the mixup was the result of a labeling issue.

Ira Longini, a part-time adviser to the World Health Organisation, has estimated there could eventually be billions of more infections than the current official tally of about 60,000.

There are also new questions about how long it can take for the virus to show up.

China continues to be the epicenter of the outbreak.

Two Russian women who were quarantined for possible inflection by a new virus say they fled their hospitals this month because of uncooperative doctors, poor conditions and fear they would become infected.

'Mostly, they are coming in from mainland China, have no symptoms and are not high risk'.

Redfield said that some confirmed COVID-19 patients had "a little sore throat" and nothing more, highlighting how hard it is to detect the virus. Still, the CDC said Wednesday that it may be optimistic to think the virus cases are peaking.



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