The new coronavirus spreading across the world is expected to “take a foothold in the U.S.,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.
- The new virus has a name called Corona Virus Disease, or, COVID-19.
What is the CDC saying about the coronavirus?
- Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, told multiple reporters that the virus is expected to spread, according to CNBC.
- Messonnier: “At some point, we are likely to see community spread in the U.S. or in other countries. This will trigger a change in our response strategy.”
How many people affected by the coronavirus?
- There have been 13 cases of the virus in the United States, according to ABC News.
- At least 1,115 have died from the disease across the world, according to CNN.
- More than 45,000 have been sickened from the coronavirus, too, CNN reports.
The CDC is limited, though
- Per Reuters, the CDC has not been invited to send experts to help with the investigation of the coronavirus outbreak, though.
- The World Health Organization arrived in China on Monday to look into the outbreak.
- The U.S. is waiting for approval to send experts to help with the WHO, though, according to Reuters.