Race to evacuate Americans from China as virus spreads

The U.S. will send a government plane to evacuate Americans from Wuhan, China, where the coronavirus crisis continues to grow with more than 4,500 confirmed cases.
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Now the latest on the coronavirus emergency. Alarming new numbers out of China overnight. Cases there skyrocketing. Now more than 4,500 confirmed and a government plane is planning to evacuate Americans from Wuhan. Gio Benitez is at JFK airport here in New York with the latest. Good morning, gio. Reporter: Robin, good morning. China is reporting more than 100 deaths and now there's a new warning from the state department urging Americans to reconsider travel to all of China as this emergency grows. This morning, new video of overcrowded hospitals in Wuhan. Emergency workers wearing masks and protective gear as they treat patients. We spoke with an American citizen Johnny Dangerfield, from Arizona who says he and his children were offered a trip home but declined because his wife is not a U.S. Citizen. No one wants to be uncertain of when they're going to be able to go home. Reporter: For now he and his family are staying in Wuhan, the epicenter of the crisis. We're just in basic precaution mode of not going outside. Not interacting with people very closely. Reporter: Chinese state media releasing time-lapse video of a new the under construction to deal with the crisis as passengers on board flights around the world are screened for any symptoms. In America, the CDC says there are five confirmed cases and at least 110 possible cases across 26 states but this morning health officials say the virus has not spread in the U.S. And they say there's no evidence people are contagious if they don't show any symptoms. Now the U.S. Government increasing staffing at 20 airports that contain quarantine facilities in an effort to screen passengers arriving from China. So again that big headline from the CDC right now in America, this virus is not spreading but, of course, that could change and now we know that health officials are working on a vaccine. That could take months, even years. George. Gio Benitez, thanks very much. Also this morning, supreme

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