Home

Beware Of The New Deadly Virus Prompting The U.S. To Screen Passengers From China

By Parker Diakite

Share

Passengers arriving from Wuhan, China to three U.S. cities will be screened for a dangerous respiratory illness that has killed two patients and sickened at least 45 people abroad, The New York Times is reporting.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, passengers landing in New York’s JFK,  San Francisco (SFO), and Los Angeles (LAX) airports will be screened for the deadly disease, Coronavirus. 

The CDC described the virus as a “low risk” to U.S. citizens but the agency is conducting screenings as a precaution.

The screenings will include questioning arriving passengers about their symptoms and taking their temperatures.  Those who have symptoms, including a fever for the disease will be moved for an in-depth-screenings.

Doctors with the CDC said during a news conference that this disease is similar to earlier outbreaks of SARS and MERS.  A report from the New York Times said the disease originated in meat and fish markets near Wuhan and is contracted through contact with infected animals.

“This is a serious situation,” Dr. Nancy Messonnier, the director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said at a news briefing. “We know it is crucial to be proactive and prepared.”

About 60,000 to 65,000 people a year travel to the United States from Wuhan. Over the next few weeks, some 5,000 passengers are likely to be checked for signs of the new infection, the New York Times is reporting.

Share
Travel Noire

Parker Diakite

Want more?

Get exclusive, unpublished tips from Travel Noire's CEO to help you get off the beaten path, into the hearts of locals and onto a better, more cultured life.

Adventures You Should Take #WhenCoronaIsOver

Adventures You Should Take #WhenCoronaIsOver

Last month, Polaris, the top manufacture of power sport vehicles, invited me and a group of fellow travelers out for 3 days of fun in Snow Boat Springs, CO.  Before this trip, it was never on my bucket list to ride a snowmobile through the mountains in Colorado but this experience totally changed my idea […]

Travel Noire

Coronavirus Travel: Domestic Flights Are Getting Major Plane Upgrades

Coronavirus Travel: Domestic Flights Are Getting Major Plane Upgrades

Millennials are cashing in on travel perks during the coronavirus outbreak, especially when it comes to flights. Usually when flying from Boston to Miami on American Airlines, travelers would be boarding a Boeing 737 or Airbus A321 however, travelers now will be getting a major aircraft upgrade. The 3 ½ hour flight will be trading […]

Kelsey Marie

90s Nostalgia: Super Nintendo World Is Coming To Life In A Theme Park

90s Nostalgia: Super Nintendo World Is Coming To Life In A Theme Park

80s and 90s babies, it’s time to prepare accordingly. It was recently revealed that a Super Nintendo world will make its way to Universal Studios Japan, Hollywood, and then Orlando. The park will be all things centered around one of the most popular video games systems to date. The Japan park is set to open […]

DeAnna Taylor