A second US case of deadly coronavirus has been confirmed, this time in Illinois, CDC says. Illinois officials said Friday a Chicago woman had contracted the virus while traveling in China. Earlier this week, a man in Washington state was also diagnosed with the virus, which has killed 26 people in China and has infected hundreds more as officials scramble to contain it. Ref. USAToday.
Third US case of coronavirus confirmed in Southern California; death toll tops 50 in China. Orange County health officials said the patient, who was in good condition in isolation at a hospital, had traveled from Wuhan, China, a city of 11 million people that is the outbreak's epicenter. Ref. USAToday.
Avoid all nonessential travel to China due to coronavirus outbreak, CDC advises travelers. The CDC issued a level 3 travel warning, its highest level, on Monday recommending travelers avoid all nonessential travel to China. Previously only Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, was at a Level 3. Ref. USAToday.
Coronavirus outbreak: American Airlines cuts flights to China, joining United, several other foreign carriers. American announced it will suspend flights from Los Angeles to Shanghai and Beijing from Feb. 9 through March 27, nearly seven weeks. On Tuesday, United said it would cut 24 flights between the U.S. And China for the first week of February. British Airways and Asian budget carriers Lion Air and Seoul Air also are suspending all flights to China as fears spread about the outbreak. Ref. USAToday.
This could prove to be one of the worst viruses to hit mankind. It has already passed SARS and could become a plague. Thanks China. rolleyes.