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CDC: 2nd case of coronavirus confirmed in US

CDC: 2nd case of coronavirus confirmed in US Photo: MGN Online.

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Created: January 24, 2020 10:43 AM

(NBC News) — A second case of the new coronavirus has been confirmed in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday.

The patient, a woman in her 60s, is hospitalized in Chicago, and is reportedly doing well. She had traveled to Wuhan, China in December, and flew home to Illinois on January 13. She was not symptomatic on the flight home.

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This is the second coronavirus case in the U.S. The first is a man in his 30s who fell ill after returning to his home in Washington state following a trip to Wuhan, China.

By far, most cases of the new coronavirus have been limited to China, where more than 800 cases have been reported. At least 26 people have died.

Read more on NBCNews.com.


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