CDC reports 1st case of Coronavirus in US

A 30-year-old man was diagnosed five days after returning to Seattle from Wuhan, China.
2:11 | 01/22/20

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from China around the globe now, and this evening, it's here in the U.S. The CDC now reporting one man is now hospitalized in Everett, Washington, that's near Seattle, and now two more major U.S. Airports are set to screen passengers arriving from China. ABC's kayna Whitworth is in Washington state tonight with what authorities revealed late today. Reporter: Tonight, the first confirmed U.S. Case of that mysterious virus tracked here to Washington state. A 30-year-old man diagnosed five days after returning home to Seattle from Wuhan, China. Our number one priority is to complete the identification of all the patient's contacts, reach out to the contacts and monitor their health. Reporter: Health officials report the patient did not visit that Wuhan fish and meat market, ground zero for the outbreak, where today, teams were busy disinfecting the streets. I think the risk to American citizens now is low. Part of the reason that the patient was so rapidly identified and treated appropriately is because he himself was educated and recognized the risk. Reporter: The man arrived in Seattle last week, before the CDC began airport screenings. He started feeling sick a few days later and reached out health officials. Experts now retracing his steps and expanding those airport screenings to include Chicago and Atlanta. Anyone traveling from Wuhan to the U.S. Will have to enter through one of five U.S. Airports. Around the world, a scramble to stop the virus, which is now spreading person to person. Six people have died among the nearly 300 sickened in five countries. In Russia today, inspectors checking passengers on flights arriving from China, where millions are expected to travel during the Chinese new year. So, let's get to kayna Whitworth, live from Seattle tonight. And kayna, that patient, we know, is in isolation tonight. What else have you learned about his condition? Reporter: Well, David, doctors are saying his condition is satisfactory, but they will continue to watch him and keep him in isolation for at least the next 48 hours. They're also monitoring all health care workers and patients that he came in contact with. David? Kayna Whitworth from Seattle tonight. Kayna, thank you.

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