3 US airports screen passengers to prevent potentially deadly virus

Airports in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco are trying to stop the spread of a potentially deadly virus that sickened over 200 people and left at least three dead in China.
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We turn now to growing fears about a potentially deadly virus that left three dead in China. Gio Benitez is at JFK airport with the details. Good morning. Reporter: Good morning to several flights from Wuhan, China landed right here at JFK. This morning there's a whole lot we don't know about this virus, including how it spreads. This morning, an all-out effort to keep a mysterious new virus out of the United States after Chinese health officials reveal they have identified more than 200 cases of the so-called coronavirus that has already killed three people in Asia. At least eight are hospitalized in serious condition. Over the weekend, the CDC screening hundreds of passengers from Wuhan, China. Chinese officials trying to prevent the spread too, using thermal technology to screen passengers. Here in America, the CDC sending about a hundred employees to JFK, L.A.X. And sfo to check temperatures and symptoms of the virus which at first can look like the common cold, the flu or even pneumonia. They are suggesting that at least in some cases T virus may have spread from animals to humans, though the CDC says contracting viruses from animals is rare. We want to be very clear here. American health officials don't want you to panic. They don't want you to cancel your travel plans. They just want to be ready for anything. T.J.? All right, gio.

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