The California Health Department has confirmed that the state has seen the first human-to-human case of new coronavirus pneumonia, and the female patient has not been to Wuhan before,media BGR reported. A couple in San Benito County, California, have been diagnosed with a new type of coronavirus. The two had tried to isolate themselves, but their condition worsened and they went to a San Francisco hospital.
The patient’s husband had recently traveled to Wuhan, and his wife did not go with him, but both tested positive for the new coronavirus nucleic acid.
It is obviously important to track cases of coronavirus infection, but it is especially important to identify when the virus is transmitted from person to person. “We will continue to closely monitor the situation to protect the health of San Benito County residents and limit the spread of the virus,” San Benito County Health Official Dr. Marty Fenstersheib said in a statement. “We are working closely with Bay Area health officials, local health care providers and community partners. “
A notice issued by San Benito County says anyone who has recently been to China and feels unwell should stay at home and avoid contact with others. It is appropriate to make an emergency call and should first explain the symptoms and recent travel history.