coronavirus india, 7,000 PEOPLE HELD ON CRUISE SHIP AFTER PASSENGER DEVELOPS SUSPECTED CORONAVIRUS SYMPTOMS Dr. Robert Redfield, the CDC director, said the health agency had expected to identify some person-to-person spread in the U.S., and insisted that the risk to the American public remains low. Officials stressed that the husband, who did not travel to China and is in his 60s with underlying health issues, and his wife had continued close contact while she was symptomatic, exposing him to the virus. Both patients remain hospitalized and the man is stable. The woman, who is also in her 60s and was the first travel-related case confirmed in Illinois, is said to be doing well. Illinois officials declined to identify which hospital is treating the patients.
coronavirus india - CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE FOX HEALTH NEWSLETTER Officials said an investigative team is continuing to look into potential contacts of the couple. Health officials in Canada previously reported a similar instance in a couple who were diagnosed with the coronavirus after they returned from a trip to Wuhan. The Ontario Ministry of Health said the man, who is in his 50s, reported fever and respiratory symptoms and was placed in isolation. Days later, the wife also tested positive for the virus.
coronavirus india, CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP At this time, the CDC said it does not recommend the general public wear masks, but that those who have recently traveled to China be vigilant about reporting possible symptoms. The virus, which originated in Wuhan, has sickened more than 7,700 people and has been linked to at least 170 deaths. The number of cases in mainland China has now surpassed that of the 2002-2003 SARS outbreak, but the death toll remains significantly lower.
coronavirus india - 5,974 confirmed cases, 132 deaths linked to coronavirus epidemic in mainland China; Feature Story News bureau chief Patrick Fok reports from Beijing. Frequent flyers will have to do without amenities like blankets, pillows and hot meals on some flights to and from China for the foreseeable future, as several airlines have removed the niceties over coronavirus contagion concerns. China Airlines, Mandarin Airlines and Cathay Pacific Airways have all cracked down amid the ongoing outbreak, which has killed at least 170 people and sickened 7,711 others as of Thursday morning.
coronavirus india - Airline officials hope to contain the viral disease by decreasing personal contact to protect passengers and crew, Reuters reports. China Airlines, Mandarin Airlines and Cathay Pacific Airways have all cracked down amid the ongoing outbreak, removing amenities over coronavirus contagion concerns. (Getty Images) On Monday night, China Airlines and its subsidiary Mandarin Airlines eliminated hot foods, blankets, pillows, towels, magazines and newspapers on Hong Kong and cross-strait flights. The carriers also replaced linens with paper towels and will only supply drinks and disposable headphones upon request.