Second person-to-person coronavirus transmission reported in US, CDC says

Henrietta Brewer
February 4, 2020

"San Benito County Public Health Services provided guidance for home isolation and is closely monitoring their medical condition". But people are dying from influenza.

There are no confirmed cases in MI and only five confirmed cases in the U.S. However according to Suftin if a case was confirmed in MI, the individual's health would be monitored by local health officials and health care providers. No deaths have been reported in the US and the large majority of cases still remain in China. "While this is a worrisome public health situation, CDC believes that the immediate health risk from 2019 Novel Coronavirus to the general American public continues to be low at this time", explained Lynn Sutfin, Public Information Officer for MDHHS, via email.

Don't touch your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Fever can also be a symptom, although not everyone with flu has a fever.

Quarantines? Again, not so much.

Generally seen later in most flu seasons, the early predominance of influenza B has made this season a particularly harsh one for young people across the country.

Doctors say right now it's hard to tell whether one virus is more infectious than the other, mostly because the coronavirus is so new.

In two New Jersey hospitals, people under the age of 12 are not allowed to visit patients from Monday because the state is struggling with high levels of flu or flu.

There will inevitably be more potential patients, each requiring a day or more to diagnose.

"It is never too late to get a flu shot", Swift said. In the end, like so much in life, this is a story in progress, and your risk of exposure may be a matter of chance, like that of the woman from Taiwan who had planned to book a trip to Wuhan two weeks after the virus was announced but couldn't - because her Golden Retriever chewed up her passport.

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