Americans In Danger: Corona Virus's New Victim Sparks Serious Transmission Scare
It looks like the Corona Virus is about to wreck havoc in California, as it has been reported that a person has contracted the virus that has no contact with China or anyone that has recently travelled there. So there is likely an infected person walking the streets of California right now spreading the virus to unsuspecting victims, and we can only hope that the person keeps away from the public in the future.
"A new case of the novel coronavirus confirmed in Northern California is possibly the first instance in the U.S. of community spread, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.
The Solano County patient “had no known exposure to the virus through travel or close contact with a known infected individual,” according to the California Department of Public Health. The patient is being treated in Sacramento County.
The patient is at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, according to a statement from the hospital. The statement was posted on behalf of UC Davis Medical Center Interim CEO Brad Simmons and UC Davis Health Vice Chancellor Dr. David Lubarsky.
According to the statement, the patient was transferred to the hospital on Feb. 19.
"When the patient arrived, the patient had already been intubated, was on a ventilator, and given droplet protection orders because of an undiagnosed and suspected viral condition," the statement said. "Since the patient arrived with a suspected viral infection, our care teams have been taking the proper infection prevention (contact droplet) precautions during the patient’s stay."
“This would be the first known instance of person-to-person transmission in the general public in the United States,” CDPH said in a statement. “Previously known instances of person-to-person transmission in the United States include one instance in Chicago, Illinois, and one in San Benito County, California."
California has a huge homeless population that could quickly change this to an epidemic here in the United States. Hopefully they find they are in the wrong and the latest infected has china ties, otherwise we may see a serious rise in the cases of corona virus in California and likely the rest of the United States.