The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a new report on the outbreak of the new coronavirus,media reported. The report revealed that the center had screened more than 30,000 passengers from China at airports across the United States. The agency confirmed to reporters at a news conference today that it is preparing for the greater impact the new crown will have on the U.S. in case health care workers can get the necessary supplies.
Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said in a press release that the agency is preparing for a stronger presence in the United States. These preparations include communicating with the manufacturers and distributors behind important medical supplies such as masks and gloves. The agency is also communicating with health partners and health care facilities across the United States.
Late last month, the CDC confirmed the human-to-human transmission of the new coronavirus. Officials are trying to prevent the spread of the disease by screening Chinese entering the country and requiring them to self-segregate for the first 14 days after entering the United States.
The CDC said at a news conference that the public should only use masks if they are sick or under investigation but have not yet been hospitalized. In addition, masks can be worn before entering the doctor’s office, considering that doctors are more exposed to bacteria, or if someone may be caring for a patient who may be infected with the new coronavirus.
It is understood that the United States local health department and national authorities are monitoring 195 people from Wuhan arrived in the United States, these people are isolated in the March air reserve base. If the symptoms do not appear after 14 days, these people are likely to be diagnosed without the virus. However, after completing the isolation, they also need to self-monitor the symptoms of the disease.
Messonnier stressed that these people and the staff who care for them do not pose a health threat to the public and that they should not be treated unfairly for fear. In addition, the CDC confirmed that a laboratory error resulted in the discharge of an infected person, who has adjusted the quality control to prevent the situation from happening again.