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U.S. Has First Case of Human-to-Human Infection: Virus Update

Jan. 30, 2020, 5:47 PM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first case of human-to-human transmission of the coronavirus in the U.S., after a woman who traveled to China and had already been diagnosed infected her husband. The man is in stable condition and is being closely monitored, the CDC said on a call.

The CDC said the virus is not spreading widely and the risk to the U.S. public remains low.

The World Health Organization will decide within hours whether to declare the outbreak of coronavirus an international public health emergency. The decision would broaden the world’s response to the Chinese...

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