kf94, The CDC has confirmed the 7th case of the disease in the US, insight from Dr. Marc Siegel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday confirmed the second person-to-person transmission of novel coronavirus in the U.S., marking the tenth and eleventh cases of the pneumonia-like illness in the country. The two cases occurred in a husband and wife in California, said Nancy Messonnier, the director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, which is a part of the CDC, during a Monday telebriefing. While Messonnier did not provide additional details, a Sunday news release from the San Benito County Health and Human Services Agency said the husband, 57, had recently traveled to Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak. He transmitted the illness to his wife, also 57, following his return to the U.S.

kf94 - CHINA SEES BIRD FLU OUTBREAK NEAR CORONAVIRUS EPICENTER: REPORT   Both patients have remained in their home since the husband returned from China. “San Benito County Public Health Services provided guidance for home isolation and is closely monitoring their medical condition. Currently, both patients are not hospitalized,” officials said, maintaining that the risk “to the general public in California and locally in San Benito County continues to be low at this time.”

kf94, CORONAVIRUS MAY TRANSMIT THROUGH DIGESTIVE TRACT, REPORT FINDS  Last week, the first person-to-person transmission of coronavirus was reported in the U.S. in a husband and wife in Chicago. At the time, officials said the patient was the husband of a Chicago woman who was diagnosed with the illness after returning from Wuhan. The man continued close contact with his wife while she was symptomatic, ultimately exposing him to the virus. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP During the telebriefing, Messonnier stressed that there’s likely to be more cases of person-to-person transmission of coronavirus in the U.S., which is awaiting the test results of some 82 suspected cases. Messonnier said that the 167 other potential cases have tested negative for the virus.

kf94 - Currently, there are six cases of the novel coronavirus in California, one in Arizona, one in Washington state, one in Massachusetts and two in Illinois. No deaths have been reported in the U.S. and the large majority of cases still remain in China.

kf94 - Americans are being flown out from the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China; Rich Edson reports from the State Department. A 17-year-old Chinese teen with cerebral palsy died reportedly after his father and sole caretaker was quarantined amid the deadly coronavirus outbreak that's killed more than 300 people in China and sickened thousands of others across the world. The teen, identified as Yan Cheng, was from a rural village in Hubei province, where the epicenter of the outbreak — the Chinese city of Wuhan — is located. Cheng was reportedly found dead at his home last Wednesday, nearly a week after his father was quarantined at a facility roughly 15 miles from their village, The Guardian, citing local media, reported.