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The deadly Wuhan coronavirus, known as 2019-nCoV, has killed nine people in China and infected at least 440 around the world. The US identified its first case on Tuesday.
The virus can be transmitted from person to person, and there are fears of it spreading further.
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Health officials at the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention have released guidance on the symptoms and conditions of the virus.
Here is a breakdown of the clinical symptoms and conditions of the virus, and what you should do if you think you are at risk.
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The deadly Wuhan coronavirus, also known as 2019-nCoV, has as of Wednesday killed nine people in China and infected at least 440. The US confirmed its first case — a man in his 30s in Washington state — on Tuesday.
Scientists are still scrambling to fully understand the disease, which they confirmed Tuesday can be passed from human to human.
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Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a criteria on their website detailing guidance for healthcare professionals on the symptoms of the virus.
A person could be at risk if they have:
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Fever and symptoms of lower respiratory illness — such as coughing or difficulty in breathing.
Also if they have pneumonia-like symptoms like a runny nose, sore throat and headache.
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If coupled with the following conditions, you might be at risk:
If you have traveled from Wuhan, China, in the 14 days before the onset of the symptoms.
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If you have had close contact with someone under investigation for the virus while they were ill in the last 14 days.
If you have had close contact with an ill, lab-confined patient of the virus in the last 14 days.
"Close contact" is...
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