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BREAKING NEWS: First person-to-person case of coronavirus confirmed in the US as Chicago man is infected after his wife traveled to China

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The first person-to-person case of coronavirus has been confirmed in the U.S. after a man in Chicago was infected after his wife traveled to China.

The man’s wife, who is in her 60s, became the second person in the U.S. to be diagnosed with coronavirus last week after she returned from a trip to Wuhan, China.

Her husband has now tested positive for the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

It is the first case of person-to-person spread of the virus in the U.S.

There have been cases reported of the infectious virus spreading to others in a household or workplace in China and elsewhere.

The couple, who have not been identified, are now both being isolated in a suburban Chicago hospital.

The wife had returned from Wuhan, which is the epicenter of the deadly disease’s outbreak, on January 13 and went to hospital after experiencing symptoms of the viral illness.

The new case involving her husband is the sixth reported in the U.S.

The other five were travelers who developed the illness after returning to the U.S. from China. The latest patient had not been in China.

Culled from:DailyMail UK

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