A traveler in Chicago has been identified as the US’s second confirmed case of the coronavirus. The Illinois department of health has confirmed the latest diagnosis to local news radio station WBBM.
According to health officials, the individual recently travelled from the Wuhan region of China, where the virus is believed to originate. The coronavirus has killed nearly 30 people, affecting hundreds across five countries including Japan, South Korea and the US.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began distributing educational pamphlets to passengers flying to and from China at O’Hare international airport this week.
The airport instituted mandatory screenings of travelers on Friday.
More details soon …