The Center for Disease Control has confirmed the first case of the Wuhan coronavirus in the United States. For those who don’t know, coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that are common among animals and if contracted, humans can exhibit common cold symptoms or possibly contract pneumonia.
In this scenario, the virus was first identified in Wuhan, China last month, and as many as 300 cases have been reported and six people have died because of the virus. Human-to-human transmission has also been confirmed.
In the case of the American patient, he has not been named, but is receiving care in isolation at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington. Officials say that his being educated about the virus is what’s helping contain the potential spread. Apparently, he came home...started feeling sick...and contacted the local health department. He’s expected to recover.