CDC Preparing For Coronavirus To Become Pandemic

CDC IS PREPARING FOR THE 'LIKELY' SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS IN THE US

(CNN) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed over 30 cases of novel coronavirus in the country as U.S. health officials prepare for it to become a pandemic.

Doctor Nancy Messonnier, the director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases told reporters Friday that while the virus isn’t spreading throughout the U.S. right now “it’s very possible, even likely, that it may eventually happen.”

She says the goal continues to be slowing the introduction of the virus into the United States.

The coronavirus erupted in China in December.

The total number of infected worldwide stands at over 76,600 and at least 2,200 people have died, all but 11 in mainland China.

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