Washington man is 1st in US to catch new virus from China

China Outbreak US
Posted at 6:07 AM, Jan 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-22 06:07:50-05

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. has its first case of a new virus found last month in China, but health officials say they believe the overall risk to Americans is low.

A Washington state resident who recently returned from a trip to central China has been diagnosed with the new virus.

Health officials said Tuesday that the man returned to the Seattle area in the middle of last week after traveling to the Wuhan area, where the outbreak began.

The man is in his 30s and is in good condition at a hospital in Everett, outside Seattle.