Mysterious coronavirus kills 2, sickens dozens

Thousands of airline passengers have been screened at three U.S. airports for a virus that originated in Wuhan, China.
2:03 | 01/19/20

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The growing health scare the respiratory virus outbreak coming from China no city off global concerns at least two people dead and dozens say. And we're learning of more confirmed cases here's ABC's Stephanie erupts. Tonight passengers are being screened at three US airports for a new virus causing concerns among health officials. Passengers on direct or connecting flights from Wuhan China. The outbreak city screened at JFK last night as well as San Francisco and Los Angeles today the CDC says the mysterious code Rona virus has sickened. Dozens of people in Asia with four new pieces in China. And is linked to two deaths the patients who died were both older adults the CDC adding that most of the individuals infected by the virus. How exposure tone live animals. It's still unclear if though virus spreads from person to person. But the CDC says that it may be possible we don't know how this virus school behave we don't know. If it will change or mutate which viruses can do experts say this new type of virus typically causes symptoms of a common COLT. But can lead to pneumonia years ago a few deadly cases of other types of corona virus a surfaced so ours in China. And Merz in the Middle East so the CDC is deploying 100 health experts to these three airports as an extra precaution. In the next few weeks about 5000. Travelers will be screened for any signs of infection. Stephanie Ramos joins us now live from JFK airport and Stephanie. The CDC is calling this a dynamic situation stressing there's a lot more they need to learn about this virus. That's exactly right Tom CDC officials say part of the screening process will be. To take people's temperature or ask them about their travel history and CB having symptoms like a cough. Or fever they say the screening will take time and they need to set up a special. Quarantine area here at JFK in case someone is carrying the virus Tom Stephanie thank you.

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