The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and Washington State Department of Health (DOH) continue to monitor the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that originated in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China in late December. To date, over 8,000 cases have been identified in mainland China. Six cases have been identified in the United States, five of which had travel to Wuhan City, including one in Snohomish County. Cases with travel to China have also been identified in countries in Asia, Europe and Australia.
On January 27, the CDC issued updated travel guidance for China, recommending that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to all of China.
A number of countries, including the United States, are expanding illness screening to nearly all incoming travelers from China. Based on current information, the immediate health risk from 2019-nCoV to the general American public is deemed to be low at this time.
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