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CDC Confirms Second Coronavirus Case in Chicago

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a second case of the coronavirus in the United States.

Officials announced Friday a woman in her 60s reported symptoms after her return from Wuhan on January 13.

According to the CDC, the woman was placed into isolation and is receiving treatment. She is reportedly “doing well” while being treated under infection control measures.

Here’s What We Know:

  • Coronaviruses are common in different species of animals, including camels, cats, and bats.  Rarely, these coronaviruses can evolve and infect humans.
  • The virus can be spread from human-to-human contact.
  • Symptoms of the coronavirus include fever, cough, difficulty breathing, and pneumonia.
  • Twenty-six people in China have died as a result of the coronavirus and infected more than 800 people.
  • The outbreak started in Wuhan, a city of 11 million people. Many of the patients reportedly been linked to Hua Nan Seafood Wholesale Market, a large seafood and animal market in the city. The market has been closed on Jan. 1.
  • There have been cases also reported in Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, the U.S., and Singapore.

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