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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 05:45 PM

5 U.S. cities to start testing patients with flu-like symptoms for coronavirus

Source: NBC

Doctors in five U.S. cities will begin testing patients with flu-like symptoms for the new coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

The coronavirus test will only be given to patients who test negative for the flu. So far, the testing protocol will be implemented in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Seattle, though more cities will be added.

It's a sign that the U.S. is broadening its surveillance of the illness.

"This is just the starting point," Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said during a press briefing Friday. "We plan to expand to more sites in the coming weeks."

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/5-u-s-cities-start-testing-patients-flu-symptoms-coronavirus-n1136941



It is just a flu that will be gone in April when the weather warms up.

Uh huh ...



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