Health officials in the United States will begin to check some people with flu symptoms for the presence of coronavirus infection COVID-2019.
Patients in five cities will be tested if tests for influenza are negative, said Dr. Nancy Messonnier, Director of the National center for immunization and respiratory diseases, at a briefing on Friday.
According to her, the health workers will use a nationwide network of surveillance that have already been created to track influenza. Five cities — Chicago, Los Angeles, new York, San Francisco and Seattle.
“We have to be prepared for the fact that it will spread, “said Dr. Massone.
Up to the present time in the United States there were only 15 cases of coronavirus.
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