Thirteenth U.S. Coronavirus Case, First in an Evacuee

Grant Boone
February 13, 2020

The 195 U.S. citizens, mostly U.S. State Department employees and their families, underwent the United States' first mandatory quarantine since 1963 after they were evacuated from the coronavirus-stricken Chinese city of Wuhan.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed its 14th USA coronavirus case, the latest in California.

The infected patient was one of over 200 Americans who were evacuated from Wuhan, China - the epicentre of the viral outbreak - to the us military base on Wednesday, UC San Diego Public Health said Monday in a statement.

A California hospital momentarily released a patient who was unknowingly infected by the coronavirus.

She was returned to the hospital on Monday after testing positive for the virus and is expected to make a full recovery.

There have been another 319 confirmed cases in 24 other countries, including 13 in the United States.

"We are following guidance from the Japan Ministry of Health on plans for disembarkation protocols to provide medical care for these new cases", the spokesperson said in a statement Wednesday.

Now, the CDC is remaking the component they believe to be at fault, a setback for the long-awaited tests meant to cut down wait times for test results. Not one of these evacuees tested positive. No details have been released that patient.

"They have been watched more closely than anyone in the United States at this time", Knight said of the evacuees.

United States spy satellite being followed by a pair of Russian satellites
Russian Federation launched this satellite on 25 November 20-19, as shown by Space-Track. One of the satellites, dubbed Cosmos-2542, ejected a sub-satellite, Cosmos-2543.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and UC San Diego Health on Tuesday provided additional information on how the snafu happened.

"The three patients are doing well", it said in a statement, adding they were being treated in negative-pressure isolation rooms.

The unrevealed author stated the pointers are "critical measures toward mitigating the potential risk of spreading the virus at the Miramar Center", in support of "Wuhan evacuees at Miramar Marine Air Base".

But until the mistake was detected, she was temporarily return to MCAS Miramar.

'It isn't that someone else was falsely identified as positive, it was that [the test] wasn't initially run, ' she said.

In the meantime, Messonnier said that infection control precautions were taken.

The CDC said the error occurred after it issued a negative finding Sunday on a large batch of specimens taken from people quarantined at the base. At least some of the testing kits that were sent across the USA and to dozens of other countries aren't working properly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced during a news conference today (Feb. 12).

'We're looking into what's wrong.We think that the issue at the stage, can be explained by one reagent that isn't performing as it should, consistently, ' she said, referring to one the substances used in the kit. She said the federal agency was remanufacturing that agent to try to correct the problem. The CDC has shipped newly approved coronavirus tests to labs across the country so states can begin their own diagnostic testing instead of shipping all samples to the agency's headquarters in Atlanta.

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