1st case of coronavirus confirmed in Wisconsin, health department says

1st case of coronavirus confirmed in Wisconsin, health department says

1st case of coronavirus confirmed in Wisconsin, health department says

Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services confirmed Thursday that four new patients in Wisconsin are being investigated for possible coronavirus.

Health officials said Wednesday that the patient is isolated but state health officials would not say where they are located, their age or any other details. We have no information that this person has visited the UW-Madison campus, other than to seek care at University Hospital.

The CDC says the person was recently traveling in Beijing, China and is now home in a self-imposed quarantine. Immediate health risk to the general public in Wisconsin is low, the state health department said.

As of Monday, the CDC said that only one of the confirmed U.S. cases of coronavirus had been detected via airport screening. More than 24,600 people have been infected in 25 countries, CNN reports. "The patient remains in isolation at home and is being monitored by the Snohomish Health District, in coordination with his care team at Providence", the statement said.

Symptoms of the virus include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.

County and hospital staff have been preparing for the possibility of a positive test for a month.

On Wednesday, two planes carrying hundreds of American evacuees from China arrived at a military base in California. There have already been 26 total deaths this season due to the flu in the state, whereas there have been zero deaths from Coronavirus, let alone any confirmed cases yet.

In Southern California, a group of 195 Americans - mostly USA diplomats and their families - have been under quarantine at March Air Reserve Base since January 29 after being evacuated from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.

"It's a message that goes through our public health partners to clinics and health systems in their jurisdiction", said Ehresmann.

In interviews with The Herald last week, two UW coronavirus experts, Christopher Olsen and Robert Kirchdoerfer, both said students don't need to worry about the novel coronavirus, because organizations on the state, national and campus level have all been over-preparing to deal with the situation and keep everyone safe.

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