Washington man is 1st in US to catch new virus from China
January 22, 2020
SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. on Tuesday reported its first case of a new and potentially deadly virus circulating in China, saying a Washington state resident who returned last week from the outbreak's epicenter was hospitalized near Seattle.
The man, identified as a Snohomish County resident is in his 30s, was in good condition and wasn't considered a threat to medical staff or the public, health officials said.
U.S. officials stressed that they believe the virus' overall risk to the American public remained low.
"This is not a moment of high anxiety," Gov. Jay Inslee said.
The newly discove...