The rapidly spreading virus has closed schools in Knoxville, Tennessee, cut blood donations to risky levels in Cleveland and prompted limits on hospital visitors in Wilson, North Carolina.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the seventh case here in the United States on Friday evening.
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Airports throughout OH are also taking extra precautions to prevent against flu and Coronavirus. This can then be analyzed to see if it contains genetic material that matches the virus. "The flu doesn't feel novel".
From Oct. 1 through January 25, there were 771 serious infections mainly caused by the HIN1 virus, including 56 flu-related deaths, CDC data showed.
"Any new virus is a concern as health care providers have very limited knowledge of how it affects people or how best to manage it", read the fact sheet.
On the CDC's map of flu activity, most of the nation is a deep red, indicating the highest level of "influenza-like illness" activity.
However, there have been cases of human-to-human transmission reported outside of China, including in Germany, Japan, Taiwan and Vietnam.
Local health departments are referring any possible cases for testing, officials previously said.
Hong Kong stocks drop on virus outbreak
Beyond disrupting travel, the move is heightening concerns about the broader economic impact of the virus outbreak. Wuhan and most of the surrounding Hubei Province have been placed under lockdown .
Over the last week, 13 people aged between 47-97 years old died of the seasonal flu, including a women aged over 80, a cancer and chronic pneumonia patient, CDC physician Lin Yung-ching (林詠青) said.
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More than 8,300 people have been sickened by the deadly strain in at least 22 countries and territories amid an worldwide effort to stop the spread.
The CDC estimates that so far this season there have been at least 19 million flu illnesses and 180,000 hospitalizations.
The US dramatically stepped up prevention measures Friday, barring foreigners who have recently traveled to China from entering the country.
"I would say that there's good interest in both", Dillaha said.
On Friday, a high-ranking Chinese official said he feels "guilty" for not acting quicker to stop the spread of coronavirus, The New York Times reported.
So, is the coronavirus similar to the flu?