Some coronavirus testing kits are defective, CDC says

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released details of the 14th and 15th U.S. cases of coronavirus infection

To date, a total of eight coronavirus cases have been documented in California, accounting for more than half of the 14 infections confirmed across the United States, none of them fatal. Earlier this week, any other lady at the identical base used to be showed to have the sickness, however government mentioned the sufferers arrived on other planes, had been housed in separate amenities, and don't have any epidemiologic hyperlinks. She was returned to the hospital on Monday after testing positive for the virus.

Though all cases identified in the United States have been linked to Wuhan travelers or their close contacts, preparation continue with the assumption that could gain a foothold in the United States, and changes in community transmission in the United States or other countries could drive changes in recommendations.

The National Health Commission said Wednesday that 2,015 new cases of the coronavirus had been reported over the last 24 hours.

According to UC San Diego Health officials, both confirmed patients are in isolation at the hospital, with a third patient under observation because of coronavirus-like symptoms.

Mr Ryan declined to say whether experts from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) would be part of the mission or to give details on members or nationalities. Each kit can test about 700 to 800 specimens from patients, the agency said.

On Feb 7 following a conversation with China's president about the outbreak, President Donald Trump tweeted that as the weather becomes warmer the virus will become weaker and die out.

Some of the coronavirus testing kits sent to state laboratories around the country have flaws and do not work properly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday. All passengers on that flight have been under a federal 14-day quarantine since landing in the U.S.

The person was a "solo traveler" who arrived on a chartered flight February 7 from Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, officials said. She was the first USA evacuee from China to be known to be infected with the novel coronavirus.

However, a senior World Health Organization official said on Thursday cases of coronavirus are not rising dramatically outside China apart from passengers on a cruise liner now quarantined off a Japanese port.



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