U.S. Health authorities on Friday said they are getting ready for the chance of the spread of the new coronavirus through U.S. community that would compel closes of schools and other businesses.
The United States presently can’t seem to see community spread of the virus that rose in central China in late December. In any case, Health specialists are getting ready clinical workforce for the risk, Nancy Messonnier, an authority with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a news conference.
In the coming weeks, if the virus starts to spread through U.S. community, Health specialists need to be prepared to receive school and business closes like those attempted in Asian nations to control the disease, Messonnier said.
“We’re not seeing community spread here in the United States yet, however it’s entirely conceivable, even likely, that it might, in the end, happen,” Messonnier said.
“Our objective keeps on being to slow the introduction and spread of the infection into the U.S. This gets us more opportunity to prepare community for more cases and potentially continued spread.”
The World Health Organization has cautioned that the window to control the global spread of the virus that has killed in excess of 2,200 individuals was closing, as the infection has spread to somewhere in the range of 26 nations with an enormous cluster in South Korea and outbreaks in Iran, Lebanon, and Italy.
The United States as of now has 13 instances of individuals determined to have the virus inside the nation and 21 cases among Americans repatriated on evacuating flights from Wuhan, China, and from the Diamond Princess voyage transport in Japan, CDC said.
Just three U.S. states at present have the ability to run tests for the virus locally, the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) said in a news conference.