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First possible case of 'community spread' of coronavirus reported in the US

The first case of possible "community spread" — in which the origin by which the individual was infected is unknown — was detected in the US. The patient is being treated in UC Davis Medical Center after being transferred from another hospital in northern California. A UC Davis internal memo said medical workers requested the individual be tested a week ago, but the CDC declined to test the patient as they did not meet the required criteria for a test. The patient had not recently travelled to China nor had any known contact with another person infected by COVID-19. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the first case of community spread in the US — in which the origin by which the individual was infected is unknown. The CDC said that the "reportedly did not have relevant travel history or exposure to another known patient with COVID-19."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: The reason some men go bald, according to a dermatologistSee Also:A hospital in Italy may have botched one of its first coronavirus cases, spreading the virus further in the worst-hit country outside of AsiaIran says it won't quarantine any towns or cities, despite recording the most coronavirus deaths outside of ChinaThe coronavirus has now hit every continent except Antarctica after a man in Brazil tested positive

 

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