The first case of Wuhan coronavirus has been reported in the United States, in Washington state, a federal source outside the CDC says. Cases have already hit Japan, Thailand, South Korea and is spreading fast. The World Health Organization is holding an Emergency Meeting tomorrow over the outbreak.
The source is involved in the matter and was made aware of a CDC media briefing scheduled for later today.
The new virus, which was first identified last month in Wuhan, China, has so far infected more than 300 people and killed six, in an outbreak that has been reported in five countries -- now including the United States.
It is also proven to be transmissible Human-to-Human.
It is unclear if this person recently traveled to China, where and how they became infected, and if this person has transmitted the virus to anyone else in the United States.
People throughout China are now donning masks to protect themselves from the spread of this deadly new disease.