The ninth case of coronavirus confirmed in U.S.

  • The ninth case of coronavirus confirmed in U.S.

The ninth case of coronavirus confirmed in U.S.

There are two cases in Chicago, one person each in Massachusetts, Arizona, and Washington state.

Locally, the two Santa Clara County cases were unrelated.

The new patient, health officials said, was a visitor who arrived from China on January 23.

A man died in the Philippines last week after visiting Wuhan, the first virus-related overseas fatality.

The San Benito County coronavirus cases involved a married couple. The sick are husband and wife and both are 57 years old. He said county Public Health Services provided guidance for home isolation and is closely monitoring their medical condition.

"We do not have evidence to suggest that the novel coronavirus is circulating in the Bay Area, in Santa Clara County, or really in Northern California", Cody said.

The first Santa Clara County case was confirmed on Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He now remains at his home as he is not sick enough to be hospitalized, according to Dr. Sara Cody, director of Santa Clara County's Public Health Department.

Family members have also been isolated, which means they do not leave the house, even to buy groceries, officials said. The health department has been bringing them food and other necessities, authorities said.

"The novel coronavirus is a serious public health concern, however the risk to the general public in California remains low".

Over the weekend, three large tents were erected on the tarmac of March Air Reserve Base - where 195 coronavirus evacuees remained under federal quarantine orders - as a precaution in case additional planes carrying passengers who need medical screening are unexpectedly rerouted to the base, officials said Sunday. The vast majority of the cases and all but one of the deaths have been in China. Last week, Santa Clara County officials confirmed that a male resident who had just traveled from Wuhan also became infected. Both showed "worsening symptoms", officials said Monday morning, and have been transferred to another hospital outside the county for a higher level of care.

Officials from both counties said they are working to identify anyone who may have come into contact with the three people. "The public at large is still at low risk", she said.

A week before the man's death, he was admitted to the hospital for pneumonia after experiencing fever, cough and sore throat.

Prevention: There is now no vaccine.

The deadly H5N1 virus causes "a highly infectious, severe respiratory disease in birds", but it can also be transmitted to humans.

Washing hands with soap and water.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Avoiding close contact with people who are sick are all ways to reduce the risk of infection with a number of different viruses.

If you have had close contact with someone showing these symptoms who has recently traveled from this area, you should call ahead to a healthcare professional and mention your close contact and their recent travel.