Well being officers in Orange County on Saturday confirmed a case of the Wuhan coronavirus, marking the third identified case in the US.
The affected person just lately traveled from Wuhan, China, the place the outbreak is believed to have originated, in line with the Orange County Well being Company. The individual has been in contact with the company and “was supplied steerage in order to scale back publicity to the general public whereas awaiting laboratory affirmation,” the OCHCA mentioned in a written assertion.
Now that the prognosis has been confirmed, “The person has now been transported to a neighborhood hospital and is in isolation in good situation,” the assertion mentioned.
County well being officers have been contacting up with those that have had shut contact with the affected person, placing them susceptible to an infection.
“The HCA will probably be monitoring any shut contacts and guarantee that correct analysis and care is supplied in the event that they turn out to be unwell,” in line with the assertion.
Federal tips point out informal contact with an contaminated individual, comparable to being in the identical movie show or grocery retailer, supplied minimal threat of an infection, officers mentioned.
“There isn’t a proof that person-to-person transmission has occurred in Orange County,” in line with the OCHCA assertion. “The present threat of native transmission stays low.”
No additional particulars relating to the case in Orange County have been launched Saturday.
Two extra Wuhan coronavirus instances have been confirmed in Chicago and Everett, Washington.
In China, 1,975 infections have been reported, ensuing in 56 deaths.
5 instances have additionally been reported in Hong Kong, two in Macao and three in Taiwan. Small numbers of instances have been discovered in Thailand, Japan, South Korea, the U.S., Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Nepal, France, Canada and Australia.
The Related Press contributed to this report.