Sick passenger sparks coronavirus concerns at Los Angeles airport, officials say

The passenger came from Mexico City on an American Airlines flight that arrived at LAX just before 6:30 p.m. according to Fox 11

The passenger came from Mexico City on an American Airlines flight that arrived at LAX just before 6:30 p.m. according to Fox 11

The man was "transported to a medical center for disease control for precautionary reasons", American Airlines spokesperson Curtis Blessing told USA Today. On her recommendation, an ambulance was called shortly after midnight to take the person to a hospital, said LAX spokesman Heath Montgomery. The CDC officials were not immediately available for comment on Thursday morning.

"The safety of our customers and team members is our top priority".

If the traveler had indeed contracted the pneumonia-like virus that's now causing mass panic in China, it would be the first confirmed case of the disease in California.

Los Angeles County public health officials said that it would be "very possible" that the city would see at least one person infected with the virus due to the travelers coming from China, Fox 5 reported.

"A significant number of resources in Los Angeles County are focused on overall public health protection", said Barbara Ferrer, director of the Department of Public Health.

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The coronavirus was first reported December 2019 in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.

This is not the first confirmed case in the USA, though: it will be the man in Washington state who contracted the virus after returning to the U.S. from the region around Wuhan, China, where the outbreak began.

The decision came after Chinese authorities moved to lock down three cities on Thursday and canceled major events in the capital, Beijing, during the Lunar New Year holiday period to try to contain the new virus.

Authorities in China, where the outbreak began, say 17 people have died and more than 500 have been infected with the new virus. Other cases have been reported in Japan, South Korea and Thailand. Health officials in China originally claimed most patients in Wuhan contracted the virus from live animals in a seafood market, suggesting it didn't spread directly from person to person.

So far, only one case has been reported in the United States when a patient traveled to the state of Washington from Wuhan. However, Chinese government scientists Zhong Nanshan ever since state television revealed that the virus can be transmitted between people.

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