Washington state medics monitor SIXTEEN people who came into contact with US coronavirus Patient Zero as second suspected victim is hospitalized after arriving at LAX from Mexico City

Thursday, January 23, 2020
By Paul Martin

A passenger on a flight to Los Angeles International Airport from Mexico City was hospitalized and quarantined on Wednesday night
Health officials said the passenger showed ‘disturbing’ symptoms consistent with China’s deadly coronavirus
The CDC began conducting health screenings of passengers arriving at LAX and other major airports from China last Saturday
The first US coronavirus case – a Washington state man – was confirmed Tuesday
That patient is currently being treated by a robot in a guarded bio-containment room at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett
Doctors are monitoring 16 people he came into contact with in the US during the five days before he was diagnosed
Scientists have warned that the US will likely see more coronavirus cases as the disease continues its spread at a faster rate than previously thought
The coronavirus has killed 18 people and sickened more than 600 worldwide since it was first reported in Wuhan, China, in late December
Most cases have occurred in China but some have been reported in nine other countries including Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam and Saudi Arabia

By MEGAN SHEETS
DAILYMAIL.COM
23 January 2020

A passenger on a flight to Los Angeles International Airport from Mexico City has been hospitalized and quarantined after showing ‘disturbing’ symptoms consistent with China’s deadly coronavirus, health officials announced Thursday.

The passenger, who has not been identified, arrived at LAX on American Airlines flight 2546 on Wednesday evening and was met by Los Angeles firefighters and police.

Officials conducted a ‘deep contamination process’ after transporting the patient to a local hospital.

The development came just one day after Los Angeles County public health officials warned it was ‘very possible’ that the area would see at least one coronavirus case given the number of people traveling between Southern California and China.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began conducting health screenings of passengers arriving at LAX – as well as four other major airports across the US – from China last Saturday.

The first US case of coronavirus – which has killed 18 people and sickened more than 600 across at least 10 countries – was confirmed on Tuesday.

That patient – a Washington state man in his 30s – is currently being treated by a robot in a guarded bio-containment room at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett as doctors are monitoring 16 people he came into contact with in the US during the five days before he was diagnosed.

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