Possible Coronavirus Case in New Jersey being Investigated
There have been some scares about a new virus, named Coronavirus, that’s responsible for an outbreak in China. When the outbreak began, there was a death roll of 80. Now, there have been 1,000s more that have been infected. According to the CDC, this virus has been now seen in more that a dozen countries. New Jersey health officials have been investigating yet another suspected case since last week.
The unidentified person's test results are currently pending via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. No other details have been released as of yet. This is the second New Jersey case in the past weeks. The first case included a woman in her 20’s who has recently been cleared by her doctors in Hackensack University Medical Center. The U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are leaning to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to keep the public safe and informed.
There have been five confirmed cases in the United States including Washington State, Chicago, Los Angeles and Orange County, California and Arizona. The CDC reported that there have been some confirmations of the virus within people that have shown little to no symptoms and that they can appear anywhere from 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus.
Symptoms can include a fever, cough, or shortness of breath and if you have traveled to China recently you may have an elevated risk. Similar to how other pathogens spread, the coronavirus can spread by when an infected person sneezes or coughs.