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US Gets 1st Case of Mysterious New Chinese Illness

The U.S. has its first case of the coronavirus that sparked an outbreak in Asia. The U.S. has its first case of the coronavirus that sparked an outbreak in Asia. |  Photo: WDIO-TV

CARLA K. JOHNSON and MIKE STOBBE Associated Press
Updated: January 24, 2020 01:37 PM

SEATTLE (AP) - The U.S. has its first case of a new virus that was found only last month in China. A U.S. citizen who recently returned from a trip to central China has been diagnosed with the new virus.

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The man returned to the Seattle area in the middle of last week after traveling to the Wuhan area, where the outbreak began.

The man is in his 30s and is in good condition at a hospital in Everett, outside Seattle. 

The virus has sparked an outbreak in Asia and stringent monitoring around the world. Late last week, U.S. health officials began screening passengers from central China at U.S. airports.
 

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CARLA K. JOHNSON and MIKE STOBBE Associated Press

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