Third US Coronavirus case reported in Orange County

Third US Coronavirus case reported in Orange County
The two previous cases reported in the US were in Illinois and Washington state. Source: Sky News
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Daily US Times, California: The third Coronavirus case reported in the US in Southern California. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notified Orange County health officials on Saturday that a potential case of Coronavirus tested positive.

The person who tested positive traveled from Wuhan, the epicenter of Coronavirus outbreak. The Orange County Health Care Agency said in a statement that the person is in isolation and in “good condition” at a local hospital.

Officials are following up with anyone who may have had close contact with the person to prevent further risk.

The third US case came amid a situation when Chinese Health Minister Ma Xiaowei said the Coronavirus that has spread to almost 2,000 people is infectious in its incubation period – before symptoms show.

Health Minister Ma Xiaowei told reporters the ability of the virus to spread appeared to be strengthening and made the job harder for doctors and government.

The infections were at a “crucial stage of containment”, he added.

If the minister is correct, people can go two weeks without realizing they’re sick, during which time they can spread the virus.

Some 56 people have died from the virus so far. The death toll is rising sharply. People are panicked, the Wuhan is still in full lock down. Wuhan in Hubei is considered the source of the outbreak.

Dr. William Schaffner, a veteran US health adviser called the situation as a ‘game-changer’ but in a bad way.

The infectious disease expert at Vanderbilt University Medical Center said: “When I heard this, I thought, ‘Oh dear, this is worse than we anticipated.’ It means the infection is much more contagious than we originally thought.”

The two previous cases reported in the US were in Illinois and Washington state.

What are the symptoms of the new virus?

People who have been identified with the virus are inclined to have a fever and cough, and a few have issue respiration.

The signs seem to set in in some unspecified time in the future between two days and two weeks after the particular person has been uncovered to the virus, in response to health authorities. The virus causes pneumonia. 

Those that have fallen ill are reported to endure coughs, fever and respiration difficulties. In extreme circumstances, there might be organ failure. As that is viral pneumonia, antibiotics are of no use. The antiviral drugs we’ve towards flu won’t work.

If persons are admitted to the hospital, they might get assist for their lungs and different organs as well as fluids. Restoration will rely on the strength of their immune system. Lots of those that have died are identified to have been already in poor health.

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