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Washington man is 1st in US to catch new virus from China


January 22, 2020

The Washington State Secretary of Health John Wiesman speaks, as Gov. Jay Inslee listens, about the first reported case of the Wuhan coronavirus in the United States, at a press conference in Shoreline, Wash., Jan. 21, 2020. A man in his 30s in Washington State is infected with the Wuhan coronavirus, the first confirmed case in the United States of a mysterious respiratory infection that has killed at least six people and sickened hundreds more in Asia.

SEATTLE - The U.S. on Tuesday reported its first case of a new and potentially deadly virus circulating in China, saying a Washington state resident who returned last week from the outbreak's epicenter was hospitalized near Seattle.

The man, identified as a Snohomish County resident is in his 30s, was in good condition and wasn't considered a threat to medical staff or the public, health officials said.


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