Summary An outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan, China was reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) on December 31, 2019, and a novel coronavirus was soon identified as the cause. On January 21, 2020, CDC announced the first U.S. case in a Washington state traveler who had returned from Wuhan. The risk of local infection is considered to be low. The Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) is closely monitoring the situation and requests medical providers review the California Department of...
Distributed via the CDC Health Alert Network Friday, January 15, 2016, 19:45 EST (7:45 PM EST) CDCHAN-00385 Summary In May 2015, the World Health Organization reported the first local transmission of Zika virus in the Western Hemisphere, with autochthonous (locally acquired) cases identified in Brazil. As of January 15, 2016, local transmission had been identified in at least 14 countries or territories in the Americas, including Puerto Rico (See Pan American Health Organization [PAHO] link below for countries and territories...