The coronavirus has nothing to do with Corona beer. But, some people seem to think so.



The search terms 'corona beer' and 'corona beer virus' have surged on Google in the recent week as the outbreak continues to spread and claim lives.

The coronavirus has nothing to do with Corona beer. But, some people seem to think so. The search terms 'corona beer' and 'corona beer virus' have surged on Google in the recent week as the outbreak continues to spread and claim lives. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2020/01/29/coronavirus-corona-beer-surges-on-google-trends-as-virus-spreads/4606997002/

The coronavirus has nothing to do with Corona beer. But, some people seem to think so.

Adrianna Rodriguez , USA TODAYPublished 7:34 a.m. ET Jan. 29, 2020 | Updated 3:59 p.m. ET Jan. 30, 2020

The coronavirus has nothing to do with Corona beer, but some people online seem to think so. USA TODAY

As new coronavirus outbreak continues to spread, some people seem to think that the deadly outbreak is somehow related to Corona beer. It's not.

The alcoholic beverage from Mexico showed a surge in Google searches in the past week, along with the term "corona beer virus" and "beer virus."

In the United States, Google Trends calculated that 57% of the people that searched one of those terms searched for "beer virus," and the remaining 43% searched for "corona beer virus."

States like Hawaii, New Mexico and Kansas are searching "beer virus" more, whereas states like South Carolina, Colorado and Arizona are searching "corona beer virus" more.

Coronavirus has spread from Wuhan, China, to countries across the world. But how do you know you have it? Here are some signs to watch out for. USA TODAY

Google Trends tweeted Tuesday that "coronavirus symptoms" had spiked +1,050% this week. The search engine also included top questions on the coronavirus from the past 24 hours which included "what is coronavirus" and "is coronavirus deadly."

Google and Constellation Brands did not immediately respond to USA TODAY's request for comment on the recent search surge.

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Chinese authorities confirmed at least 5,500 cases of the coronavirus and 131 people dead from the outbreak.

The epicenter of the outbreak is Wuhan, a city of 11 million people, but during their Tuesday news conference, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said there were 60 cases in 13 other countries outside of China, including five in the U.S.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases, from pneumonia to Middle East respiratory syndrome, known as MERS, and severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS.

Common signs of infection include fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause high fever, kidney failure and death.

/Contributing: Julia Thompson and Curtis Tate, USA TODAY. Follow Adrianna Rodriguez on Twitter: @AdriannaUSAT. /

A Chinese girl wears a plastic bottle as makeshift homemade protection and a protective mask while waiting to check in to a flight at Beijing Capital Airport on Jan.
30, 2020 in Beijing, China.
The number of cases of a deadly new coronavirus rose to over 7000 in mainland China Thursday as the country continued to lock down the city of Wuhan in an effort to contain the spread of the pneumonia-like disease which medicals experts have confirmed can be passed from human to human.
In an unprecedented move, Chinese authorities put travel restrictions on the city which is the epicenter of the virus and neighboring municipalities affecting tens of millions of people.
The number of those who have died from the virus in China climbed to over 170 on Thursday, mostly in Hubei province, and cases have been reported in other countries including the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, South Korea, and France.
The World Health Organization has warned all governments to be on alert, and its emergency committee is to meet later on Thursday to decide whether to declare a global health emergency.
A Chinese girl wears a plastic bottle as makeshift homemade protection and a protective mask while waiting to check in to a flight at Beijing Capital Airport on Jan.
30, 2020 in Beijing, China.
The number of cases of a deadly new coronavirus rose to over 7000 in mainland China Thursday as the country continued to lock down the city of Wuhan in an effort to contain the spread of the pneumonia-like disease which medicals experts have confirmed can be passed from human to human.
In an unprecedented move, Chinese authorities put travel restrictions on the city which is the epicenter of the virus and neighboring municipalities affecting tens of millions of people.
The number of those who have died from the virus in China climbed to over 170 on Thursday, mostly in Hubei province, and cases have been reported in other countries including the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, South Korea, and France.
The World Health Organization has warned all governments to be on alert, and its emergency committee is to meet later on Thursday to decide whether to declare a global health emergency.
Kevin Frayer, Getty Images Fullscreen <#> Passengers wear protective masks as they arrive at Beijing Capital Airport on Jan.
30, 2020 in Beijing, China.
Passengers wear protective masks as they arrive at Beijing Capital Airport on Jan.
30, 2020 in Beijing, China.
Kevin Frayer, Getty Images Fullscreen <#> A woman, who declined to give her name, wears a mask, Thursday, Jan.
30, 2020 in New York.
She works in a doctor's office and said she wears the mask "partly" out of concern for the coronavirus.
For the first time in the U.
S.
, the new virus from China has spread from one person to another, health officials said Thursday.
A woman, who declined to give her name, wears a mask, Thursday, Jan.
30, 2020 in New York.
She works in a doctor's office and said she wears the mask "partly" out of concern for the coronavirus.
For the first time in the U.
S.
, the new virus from China has spread from one person to another, health officials said Thursday.
Mark Lennihan, AP Fullscreen <#> A Guardia di Finanza boat patrol around the Costa Smeralda cruise ship docked in the Civitavecchia port 70km north of Rome on Jan.
30, 2020.
More than 6,000 tourists were under lockdown aboard the cruise ship after two Chinese passengers were isolated over fears they could be carrying the coronavirus.
- Samples from the two passengers were sent for testing after three doctors and a nurse boarded the Costa Crociere ship in the port of Civitavecchia to tend to a woman running a fever, the local health authorities said.
A Guardia di Finanza boat patrol around the Costa Smeralda cruise ship docked in the Civitavecchia port 70km north of Rome on Jan.
30, 2020.
More than 6,000 tourists were under lockdown aboard the cruise ship after two Chinese passengers were isolated over fears they could be carrying the coronavirus.
- Samples from the two passengers were sent for testing after three doctors and a nurse boarded the Costa Crociere ship in the port of Civitavecchia to tend to a woman running a fever, the local health authorities said.
FILIPPO MONTEFORTE, AFP via Getty Images Fullscreen <#> Foreign tourists walk in the arrivals area at Beijing Capital Airport on Jan.
30, 2020 in Beijing, China.
Foreign tourists walk in the arrivals area at Beijing Capital Airport on Jan.
30, 2020 in Beijing, China.
Kevin Frayer, Getty Images Fullscreen <#> Passengers wear protective masks to protect against the spread of the Coronavirus as they arrive on a flight from Asia at the Los Angeles International Airport, Calif.
on Jan.
29, 2020.
A new virus that has killed more than one hundred people, infected thousands and has already reached the US could mutate and spread, China warned, as authorities urged people to steer clear of Wuhan, the city at the heart of the outbreak.
Passengers wear protective masks to protect against the spread of the Coronavirus as they arrive on a flight from Asia at the Los Angeles International Airport, Calif.
on Jan.
29, 2020.
A new virus that has killed more than one hundred people, infected thousands and has already reached the US could mutate and spread, China warned, as authorities urged people to steer clear of Wuhan, the city at the heart of the outbreak.
MARK RALSTON, AFP via Getty Images Fullscreen <#> Passengers wear face masks to protect against the spread of the Coronavirus as they arrive on a flight from Asia at Los Angeles International Airport, Calif.
on Jan.
29, 2020.
Passengers wear face masks to protect against the spread of the Coronavirus as they arrive on a flight from Asia at Los Angeles International Airport, Calif.
on Jan.
29, 2020.
MARK RALSTON, AFP via Getty Images Fullscreen <#> Passengers wear face masks to protect against the spread of the Coronavirus as they arrive on a flight from Asia at Los Angeles International Airport, Calif.
on Jan.
29, 2020.
Passengers wear face masks to protect against the spread of the Coronavirus as they arrive on a flight from Asia at Los Angeles International Airport, Calif.
on Jan.
29, 2020.
MARK RALSTON, AFP via Getty Images Fullscreen <#> A community worker checks the temperature of courier in an Express station on Jan.
29, 2020 in Hubei Province, Wuhan, China.
Due to a transit shut down and lack of supplies, couriers have became the city's suppliers.
The 2019 coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which originated in Wuhan, China, has infected 6078 people and killed at least 132, mostly in China.
A community worker checks the temperature of courier in an Express station on Jan.
29, 2020 in Hubei Province, Wuhan, China.
Due to a transit shut down and lack of supplies, couriers have became the city's suppliers.
The 2019 coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which originated in Wuhan, China, has infected 6078 people and killed at least 132, mostly in China.
Getty Images, Getty Images Fullscreen <#> Students line up to sanitize their hands to avoid the contact of coronavirus before their morning class at a hight school in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, Jan.
28, 2020.
China on Tuesday reported 25 more deaths from a new viral disease, as the U.
S.
government prepared to fly Americans out of the city at the center of the outbreak.
Students line up to sanitize their hands to avoid the contact of coronavirus before their morning class at a hight school in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, Jan.
28, 2020.
China on Tuesday reported 25 more deaths from a new viral disease, as the U.
S.
government prepared to fly Americans out of the city at the center of the outbreak.
Heng Sinith, AP Fullscreen <#> People wear protective masks as they pray at a Chinese temple in Chinatown in Bangkok, Thailand on Jan.
28, 2020.
Thai health officials are stepping up monitoring and inspection for the new SARS-like coronavirus after the Public Health Ministry confirmed fourteen people are reported to be infected in Thailand.
The virus has so far killed at least 106 people and infected over four thousand others around the globe, mostly in China.
People wear protective masks as they pray at a Chinese temple in Chinatown in Bangkok, Thailand on Jan.
28, 2020.
Thai health officials are stepping up monitoring and inspection for the new SARS-like coronavirus after the Public Health Ministry confirmed fourteen people are reported to be infected in Thailand.
The virus has so far killed at least 106 people and infected over four thousand others around the globe, mostly in China.
DIEGO AZUBEL, EPA-EFE Fullscreen <#> Police and medical personnel take temperature tests of passengers on board an airplane at the airport in Zhoushan City, Zhejiang Province, China on Jan.
28, 2020.
Police and medical personnel take temperature tests of passengers on board an airplane at the airport in Zhoushan City, Zhejiang Province, China on Jan.
28, 2020.
EPA-EFE Fullscreen <#> A man uses alcohol to disinfect the grounds nearby the Wuhan Huoshenshan hospital construction site on Jan.
28, 2020 in Wuhan, China.
A man uses alcohol to disinfect the grounds nearby the Wuhan Huoshenshan hospital construction site on Jan.
28, 2020 in Wuhan, China.
Getty Images, Getty Images Fullscreen <#> People wear masks at a metro station in Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday, Jan.
28, 2020.
According to the Taiwan Centers of Disease Control (CDC) Tuesday, the eighth case diagnosed with the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been confirmed in Taiwan.
People wear masks at a metro station in Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday, Jan.
28, 2020.
According to the Taiwan Centers of Disease Control (CDC) Tuesday, the eighth case diagnosed with the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been confirmed in Taiwan.
Chiang Ying-ying, AP Fullscreen <#> Residents wearing face masks shop at a market on Jan.
28, 2020 in Macau, China.
Residents wearing face masks shop at a market on Jan.
28, 2020 in Macau, China.
Anthony Kwan, Getty Images Fullscreen <#> Passengers wear face masks as the push their luggage after arriving from a flight at Terminal 5 of London Heathrow Airport in west London on Jan.
28, 2020.
Passengers wear face masks as the push their luggage after arriving from a flight at Terminal 5 of London Heathrow Airport in west London on Jan.
28, 2020.
DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS, AFP via Getty Images Fullscreen <#> People line up to receive free face masks to protect themselves against the Wuhan coronavirus at a pharmacy in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, China on Jan.
28, 2020.
People line up to receive free face masks to protect themselves against the Wuhan coronavirus at a pharmacy in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, China on Jan.
28, 2020.
JEROME FAVRE, EPA-EFE Fullscreen <#> People line up to receive free face masks to protect themselves against the Wuhan coronavirus, at a pharmacy in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, China on Jan.
28, 2020.
People line up to receive free face masks to protect themselves against the Wuhan coronavirus, at a pharmacy in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, China on Jan.
28, 2020.
JEROME FAVRE, EPA-EFE Fullscreen <#> Chinese police officers wearing masks stand in front of the Tiananmen Gate on Jan.
26, 2020 in Beijing, China.
The number of cases of coronavirus rose to 1,975 in mainland China on Sunday.
Authorities tightened restrictions on travel and tourism this weekend after putting Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, under quarantine on Thursday.
The spread of the virus corresponds with the first days of the Spring Festival, which is one of the biggest domestic travel weeks of the year in China.
Popular tourism landmarks in Beijing including the Forbidden City, Badaling Great Wall, and The Palace Museum were closed to the public starting Saturday.
The Beijing Municipal Education Commission announced it will delay reopening schools from kindergarten to university.
The death toll on Sunday rose to 56.
The majority of fatalities are in Wuhan where the first cases of the virus were reported last month.
Chinese police officers wearing masks stand in front of the Tiananmen Gate on Jan.
26, 2020 in Beijing, China.
The number of cases of coronavirus rose to 1,975 in mainland China on Sunday.
Authorities tightened restrictions on travel and tourism this weekend after putting Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, under quarantine on Thursday.
The spread of the virus corresponds with the first days of the Spring Festival, which is one of the biggest domestic travel weeks of the year in China.
Popular tourism landmarks in Beijing including the Forbidden City, Badaling Great Wall, and The Palace Museum were closed to the public starting Saturday.
The Beijing Municipal Education Commission announced it will delay reopening schools from kindergarten to university.
The death toll on Sunday rose to 56.
The majority of fatalities are in Wuhan where the first cases of the virus were reported last month.
Betsy Joles, Getty Images Fullscreen <#> An ambulance runs on an empty bridge in Wuhan, Hubei province, China on Jan.
20, 2020.
According to media reports, Wuhan is widely considered as the origin point of the coronavirus outbreak.
The virus outbreak has so far killed at least 56 people with around 2,000 infected, mostly in China.
An ambulance runs on an empty bridge in Wuhan, Hubei province, China on Jan.
20, 2020.
According to media reports, Wuhan is widely considered as the origin point of the coronavirus outbreak.
The virus outbreak has so far killed at least 56 people with around 2,000 infected, mostly in China.
YUAN ZHENG, EPA-EFE Fullscreen <#> Chinese tourists wearing a medical protection mask walk at the Red Square in Moscow, Russia on Jan.
26, 2020.
The outbreak of coronavirus has so far claimed 56 lives and infected more than 2000 others, according to media reports.
Russian health and immigration officials have taken action to screen those arriving at the country from China over the virus fears.
Chinese tourists wearing a medical protection mask walk at the Red Square in Moscow, Russia on Jan.
26, 2020.
The outbreak of coronavirus has so far claimed 56 lives and infected more than 2000 others, according to media reports.
Russian health and immigration officials have taken action to screen those arriving at the country from China over the virus fears.
MAXIM SHIPENKOV, EPA-EFE Fullscreen <#> A member of staff carries out a disinfection operation at Seoul Station in central Seoul, South Korea on Jan.
27, 2020.
South Korea confirmed its fourth case of Wuhan coronavirus, which has so far killed at least 80 people, mostly in China, and infected over 2,500 others.
A member of staff carries out a disinfection operation at Seoul Station in central Seoul, South Korea on Jan.
27, 2020.
South Korea confirmed its fourth case of Wuhan coronavirus, which has so far killed at least 80 people, mostly in China, and infected over 2,500 others.
YONHAP, EPA-EFE Fullscreen <#> Ivorian health workers from the National Institute of Public Hygiene check temperatures of international travellers arriving at Felix Houphouet-Boigny Airport, Abidjan, Ivory Coast on Jan.
26, 2020.
According to reports, a 34-year-old Ivorian student returning from Beijing, China, is tested for coronavirus in Abidjan.
The Wuhan SARS-like coronavirus outbreak has so far killed at least 56 people with around 2,000 infected, mostly in China.
Ivorian health workers from the National Institute of Public Hygiene check temperatures of international travellers arriving at Felix Houphouet-Boigny Airport, Abidjan, Ivory Coast on Jan.
26, 2020.
According to reports, a 34-year-old Ivorian student returning from Beijing, China, is tested for coronavirus in Abidjan.
The Wuhan SARS-like coronavirus outbreak has so far killed at least 56 people with around 2,000 infected, mostly in China.
LEGNAN KOULA, EPA-EFE Fullscreen <#> Chinese passengers, most wearing masks, arrive to board trains before the annual Spring Festival at a Beijing railway station on January 23, 2020 in Beijing, China.
The number of cases of a deadly new coronavirus rose to over 500 in mainland China as health officials locked down the city of Wuhan in an effort to contain the spread of the pneumonia-like disease.
Chinese passengers, most wearing masks, arrive to board trains before the annual Spring Festival at a Beijing railway station on January 23, 2020 in Beijing, China.
The number of cases of a deadly new coronavirus rose to over 500 in mainland China as health officials locked down the city of Wuhan in an effort to contain the spread of the pneumonia-like disease.
Kevin Frayer, Getty Images Fullscreen <#> A sign is seen on the door of the health center in Ivalo, Finland on Jan.
24, 2020.
On Thursday two tourists visiting Finland from Wuhan in China went to a health centre in Ivalo, northern Finland, to seek treatment for flu-like symptoms which are suspected of being coronavirus.
A sign is seen on the door of the health center in Ivalo, Finland on Jan.
24, 2020.
On Thursday two tourists visiting Finland from Wuhan in China went to a health centre in Ivalo, northern Finland, to seek treatment for flu-like symptoms which are suspected of being coronavirus.
Tarmo Lehtosalo, AP Fullscreen <#> Workers driving excavators at the construction site of a field hospital on January 24, 2020 in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.
The builders will complete the 1,000-bed hospital by February 3 to cope with the surge of 2019-nCoV patients in the city.
Workers driving excavators at the construction site of a field hospital on January 24, 2020 in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.
The builders will complete the 1,000-bed hospital by February 3 to cope with the surge of 2019-nCoV patients in the city.
Stringer, Getty Images Fullscreen <#> A member of the China Eastern Airlines flight crew wears a protective mask on arrival at Sydney International Airport in Sydney, Australia on January 23, 2020.
According to media reports, health authorities have been deployed to Sydney International Airport to screen passengers for the Coronavirus.
A member of the China Eastern Airlines flight crew wears a protective mask on arrival at Sydney International Airport in Sydney, Australia on January 23, 2020.
According to media reports, health authorities have been deployed to Sydney International Airport to screen passengers for the Coronavirus.
Joel Carrett, EPA-EFE Fullscreen <#> Travellers wearing face mask wait at the departure hall at West Kowloon Station on January 23, 2020 in Hong Kong, China.
Travellers wearing face mask wait at the departure hall at West Kowloon Station on January 23, 2020 in Hong Kong, China.
Anthony Kwan, Getty Images Fullscreen <#> A Changi Airport staff member screens the body temperatures of arriving passengers at the Changi Airport in Singapore on January 22, 2020.
A Changi Airport staff member screens the body temperatures of arriving passengers at the Changi Airport in Singapore on January 22, 2020.
Changi Airport via EPA-EFE Fullscreen <#> A worshipper wearing protective mask offers prayers with Thai dancers performing to worship Lord Brahma, the Hindu God of creation, at the Chinese tourist popular spot of Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand on Jan.
20, 2020.
Thai health official confirmed its found two case of coronavirus infected from two Chinese women tourist traveled from China's Wuhan city.
A worshipper wearing protective mask offers prayers with Thai dancers performing to worship Lord Brahma, the Hindu God of creation, at the Chinese tourist popular spot of Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand on Jan.
20, 2020.
Thai health official confirmed its found two case of coronavirus infected from two Chinese women tourist traveled from China's Wuhan city.
RUNGROJ YONGRIT, EPA-EFE Fullscreen <#> Medical staff carry a patient into the Jinyintan hospital, where patients infected with a new strain of Coronavirus identified as the cause of the Wuhan pneumonia outbreak are being treated, in Wuhan, China on Jan.
18, 2020.
China on Jan.
19, 2020 reported 17 new cases of the new mysterious SARS-like virus linked to the Wuhan pneumonia outbreak that has killed two people and sickened at least 62, raising fears ahead of the Chinese New Year holidays where millions of people are expected to travel around the country.
Medical staff carry a patient into the Jinyintan hospital, where patients infected with a new strain of Coronavirus identified as the cause of the Wuhan pneumonia outbreak are being treated, in Wuhan, China on Jan.
18, 2020.
China on Jan.
19, 2020 reported 17 new cases of the new mysterious SARS-like virus linked to the Wuhan pneumonia outbreak that has killed two people and sickened at least 62, raising fears ahead of the Chinese New Year holidays where millions of people are expected to travel around the country.
EPA-EFE Fullscreen <#> In this Jan.
16, 2020, photo, travelers from China's Wuhan go through a quarantine station at Narita airport in Narita, near Tokyo.
A fourth person has died in an outbreak of a new coronavirus in China, authorities said Tuesday, Jan.
21, 2020, as more places stepped up medical screening of travelers from the country as it enters its busiest travel period.
In this Jan.
16, 2020, photo, travelers from China's Wuhan go through a quarantine station at Narita airport in Narita, near Tokyo.
A fourth person has died in an outbreak of a new coronavirus in China, authorities said Tuesday, Jan.
21, 2020, as more places stepped up medical screening of travelers from the country as it enters its busiest travel period.
Kyodo News via AP Fullscreen <#> Professor Gabriel Leung, right, Chair Professor of Public Health Medicine, HKUMed, and Founding Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology leaves a press conference about the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak in Hong Kong, China on Jan.
21, 2020.
Professor Gabriel Leung, right, Chair Professor of Public Health Medicine, HKUMed, and Founding Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology leaves a press conference about the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak in Hong Kong, China on Jan.
21, 2020.
JEROME FAVRE, EPA-EFE Fullscreen <#> Vietnamese officials use a thermal scanner to check passengers upon their arrival at Noi Bai international airport in Hanoi, Vietnam on Jan.
21, 2020.
China has recently confirmed more than 300 cases of the Wuhan coronavirus, with at least six deaths so far.
Vietnamese officials use a thermal scanner to check passengers upon their arrival at Noi Bai international airport in Hanoi, Vietnam on Jan.
21, 2020.
China has recently confirmed more than 300 cases of the Wuhan coronavirus, with at least six deaths so far.
EPA-EFE Fullscreen <#> A notice explaining precautions to be taken by people traveling to Wuhan, China, is seen at a terminal of Rome's International Fiumicino airport, Tuesday, Jan.
21, 2020.
Heightened precautions are being taken worldwide as a new strain of coronavirus has been infecting hundreds of people across the central Chinese metropolis.
A notice explaining precautions to be taken by people traveling to Wuhan, China, is seen at a terminal of Rome's International Fiumicino airport, Tuesday, Jan.
21, 2020.
Heightened precautions are being taken worldwide as a new strain of coronavirus has been infecting hundreds of people across the central Chinese metropolis.
Gregorio Borgia, AP Fullscreen <#> A person walks across the skybridge at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett where a man with the first case of Wuhan coronavirus in the United States is being treated on Tuesday, Jan.
21, 2020, in Everett, Wash.
A U.
S.
resident who recently returned from a trip to central China has been diagnosed with the new virus.
Health officials said Tuesday that the man returned to the Seattle area in the middle of last week after traveling to the Wuhan area, where the outbreak began.
A person walks across the skybridge at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett where a man with the first case of Wuhan coronavirus in the United States is being treated on Tuesday, Jan.
21, 2020, in Everett, Wash.
A U.
S.
resident who recently returned from a trip to central China has been diagnosed with the new virus.
Health officials said Tuesday that the man returned to the Seattle area in the middle of last week after traveling to the Wuhan area, where the outbreak began.
Olivia Vanni, The Herald via AP Fullscreen <#> Travelers arrive at Tom Bradey International Terminal at LAX serving Los Angeles, Calif.
on Jan.
21, 2020.
According to reports, the coronavirus has killed at least six and infected hundreds in China, with one confirmed case in the United States.
Travelers arrive at Tom Bradey International Terminal at LAX serving Los Angeles, Calif.
on Jan.
21, 2020.
According to reports, the coronavirus has killed at least six and infected hundreds in China, with one confirmed case in the United States.
DAVID SWANSON, EPA-EFE Fullscreen <#> Workers spray antiseptic solution on the arrival lobby amid rising public concerns over the possible spread of a new coronavirus at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan.
21, 2020.
Heightened precautions were being taken in China and elsewhere Tuesday as governments strove to control the outbreak of a novel coronavirus that threatens to grow during the Lunar New Year travel rush.
Workers spray antiseptic solution on the arrival lobby amid rising public concerns over the possible spread of a new coronavirus at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan.
21, 2020.
Heightened precautions were being taken in China and elsewhere Tuesday as governments strove to control the outbreak of a novel coronavirus that threatens to grow during the Lunar New Year travel rush.
Suh Myung-geon, AP Fullscreen <#> Dr.
Scott Lindquist, Washington state epidemiologist for communicable disease, speaks during a press conference about the first confirmed U.
S.
case of a virus known as the 2019 novel coronavirus at the state Public Health Laboratories on Jan.
21, 2020 in Shoreline, Washington.
The patient diagnosed with the virus, also known as the Wuhan coronavirus, is recovering in isolation at a hospital in Everett, Wash.
Dr.
Scott Lindquist, Washington state epidemiologist for communicable disease, speaks during a press conference about the first confirmed U.
S.
case of a virus known as the 2019 novel coronavirus at the state Public Health Laboratories on Jan.
21, 2020 in Shoreline, Washington.
The patient diagnosed with the virus, also known as the Wuhan coronavirus, is recovering in isolation at a hospital in Everett, Wash.
David Ryder, Getty Images Fullscreen <#> Christian Drosten, director of the institute for virology of Berlin's Charite hospital stands next to a centrifuge after an interview with the Associated Press on his researches on the coronavirus in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Jan.
21, 2020.
Christian Drosten, director of the institute for virology of Berlin's Charite hospital stands next to a centrifuge after an interview with the Associated Press on his researches on the coronavirus in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Jan.
21, 2020.
Michael Sohn, AP Fullscreen <#> A girl wears a protective mask as she is held by a relative as they wait to board a train at Beijing Railway station before the annual Spring Festival on Jan.
21, 2020 in Beijing, China.
The number of cases of a deadly new coronavirus rose to nearly 300 in mainland China Tuesday as health officials stepped up efforts to contain the spread of the pneumonia-like disease which medicals experts confirmed can be passed from human to human.
The number of those who have died from the virus in China climbed to six on Tuesday and cases have been reported in other parts of Asia including in Thailand, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea.
A girl wears a protective mask as she is held by a relative as they wait to board a train at Beijing Railway station before the annual Spring Festival on Jan.
21, 2020 in Beijing, China.
The number of cases of a deadly new coronavirus rose to nearly 300 in mainland China Tuesday as health officials stepped up efforts to contain the spread of the pneumonia-like disease which medicals experts confirmed can be passed from human to human.
The number of those who have died from the virus in China climbed to six on Tuesday and cases have been reported in other parts of Asia including in Thailand, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea.
Kevin Frayer, Getty Images Fullscreen <#> Health officials watch thermographic monitors at a quarantine inspection station at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Tuesday, Jan.
21, 2020.
Countries both in the Asia-Pacific and elsewhere have initiated body temperature checks at airports, railway stations and along highways in hopes of catching those at risk of carrying a new coronavirus that has sickened more than 200 people in China.
Health officials watch thermographic monitors at a quarantine inspection station at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Tuesday, Jan.
21, 2020.
Countries both in the Asia-Pacific and elsewhere have initiated body temperature checks at airports, railway stations and along highways in hopes of catching those at risk of carrying a new coronavirus that has sickened more than 200 people in China.
Vincent Thian, AP Fullscreen <#> A Malaysia Health official checks passengers going through a thermal scanner upon their arrival at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Jan.
21, 2020.
More cases of the mysterious SARS-like virus linked to the Wuhan pneumonia outbreak were reported in China on January 20, 2020, bringing the total number of cases to more than 200 with at least six deaths so far.
A Malaysia Health official checks passengers going through a thermal scanner upon their arrival at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Jan.
21, 2020.
More cases of the mysterious SARS-like virus linked to the Wuhan pneumonia outbreak were reported in China on January 20, 2020, bringing the total number of cases to more than 200 with at least six deaths so far.
AHMAD YUSNI, EPA-EFE Fullscreen <#> Passengers walk past a poster alerting on coronavirus screening ahead upon their arrival at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Jan.
21, 2020.
Passengers walk past a poster alerting on coronavirus screening ahead upon their arrival at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Jan.
21, 2020.
AHMAD YUSNI, EPA-EFE Fullscreen <#> A Chinese man kisses his partner goodbye while both wear protective masks as she leaves to travel home at Beijing Railway station before the annual Spring Festival on Jan.
21, 2020 in Beijing, China.
The number of cases of a deadly new coronavirus rose to nearly 300 in mainland China Tuesday as health officials stepped up efforts to contain the spread of the pneumonia-like disease which medicals experts confirmed can be passed from human to human.
A Chinese man kisses his partner goodbye while both wear protective masks as she leaves to travel home at Beijing Railway station before the annual Spring Festival on Jan.
21, 2020 in Beijing, China.
The number of cases of a deadly new coronavirus rose to nearly 300 in mainland China Tuesday as health officials stepped up efforts to contain the spread of the pneumonia-like disease which medicals experts confirmed can be passed from human to human.
Kevin Frayer, Getty Images Fullscreen <#> Chinese travelers wear protective masks as they arrive to board trains at Beijing Railway station before the annual Spring Festival on Jan.
21, 2020 in Beijing, China.
Chinese travelers wear protective masks as they arrive to board trains at Beijing Railway station before the annual Spring Festival on Jan.
21, 2020 in Beijing, China.
Kevin Frayer, Getty Images Fullscreen <#> In this undated handout photograph released by the Ministry of Civil Aviation on Jan.
21, 2020, a thermographic camera screens the head of a man at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, following the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's advisory to screen passengers arriving in India from China including Hong-Kong regarding the novel coronavirus issue.
In this undated handout photograph released by the Ministry of Civil Aviation on Jan.
21, 2020, a thermographic camera screens the head of a man at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, following the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's advisory to screen passengers arriving in India from China including Hong-Kong regarding the novel coronavirus issue.
Ministry of Civil Aviation via AFP Fullscreen <#> Chinese children wear protective masks as they wait to board trains at Beijing Railway station before the annual Spring Festival on Jan.
21, 2020 in Beijing, China.
The number of cases of a deadly new coronavirus rose to nearly 300 in mainland China Tuesday as health officials stepped up efforts to contain the spread of the pneumonia-like disease which medicals experts confirmed can be passed from human to human.
The number of those who have died from the virus in China climbed to six on Tuesday and cases have been reported in other parts of Asia including in Thailand, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea.
Chinese children wear protective masks as they wait to board trains at Beijing Railway station before the annual Spring Festival on Jan.
21, 2020 in Beijing, China.
The number of cases of a deadly new coronavirus rose to nearly 300 in mainland China Tuesday as health officials stepped up efforts to contain the spread of the pneumonia-like disease which medicals experts confirmed can be passed from human to human.
The number of those who have died from the virus in China climbed to six on Tuesday and cases have been reported in other parts of Asia including in Thailand, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea.
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* A Chinese girl wears a plastic bottle as makeshift homemade protection and a protective mask while waiting to check in to a flight at Beijing Capital Airport on Jan.
30, 2020 in Beijing, China.
The number of cases of a deadly new coronavirus rose to over 7000 in mainland China Thursday as the country continued to lock down the city of Wuhan in an effort to contain the spread of the pneumonia-like disease which medicals experts have confirmed can be passed from human to human.
In an unprecedented move, Chinese authorities put travel restrictions on the city which is the epicenter of the virus and neighboring municipalities affecting tens of millions of people.
The number of those who have died from the virus in China climbed to over 170 on Thursday, mostly in Hubei province, and cases have been reported in other countries including the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, South Korea, and France.
The World Health Organization has warned all governments to be on alert, and its emergency committee is to meet later on Thursday to decide whether to declare a global health emergency.
1 of 48 <#> * Passengers wear protective masks as they arrive at Beijing Capital Airport on Jan.
30, 2020 in Beijing, China.
2 of 48 <#> * A woman, who declined to give her name, wears a mask, Thursday, Jan.
30, 2020 in New York.
She works in a doctor's office and said she wears the mask "partly" out of concern for the coronavirus.
For the first time in the U.
S.
, the new virus from China has spread from one person to another, health officials said Thursday.
3 of 48 <#> * A Guardia di Finanza boat patrol around the Costa Smeralda cruise ship docked in the Civitavecchia port 70km north of Rome on Jan.
30, 2020.
More than 6,000 tourists were under lockdown aboard the cruise ship after two Chinese passengers were isolated over fears they could be carrying the coronavirus.
- Samples from the two passengers were sent for testing after three doctors and a nurse boarded the Costa Crociere ship in the port of Civitavecchia to tend to a woman running a fever, the local health authorities said.
4 of 48 <#> * Foreign tourists walk in the arrivals area at Beijing Capital Airport on Jan.
30, 2020 in Beijing, China.
5 of 48 <#> * Passengers wear protective masks to protect against the spread of the Coronavirus as they arrive on a flight from Asia at the Los Angeles International Airport, Calif.
on Jan.
29, 2020.
A new virus that has killed more than one hundred people, infected thousands and has already reached the US could mutate and spread, China warned, as authorities urged people to steer clear of Wuhan, the city at the heart of the outbreak.
6 of 48 <#> * Passengers wear face masks to protect against the spread of the Coronavirus as they arrive on a flight from Asia at Los Angeles International Airport, Calif.
on Jan.
29, 2020.
7 of 48 <#> * Passengers wear face masks to protect against the spread of the Coronavirus as they arrive on a flight from Asia at Los Angeles International Airport, Calif.
on Jan.
29, 2020.
8 of 48 <#> * A community worker checks the temperature of courier in an Express station on Jan.
29, 2020 in Hubei Province, Wuhan, China.
Due to a transit shut down and lack of supplies, couriers have became the city's suppliers.
The 2019 coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which originated in Wuhan, China, has infected 6078 people and killed at least 132, mostly in China.
9 of 48 <#> * Students line up to sanitize their hands to avoid the contact of coronavirus before their morning class at a hight school in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, Jan.
28, 2020.
China on Tuesday reported 25 more deaths from a new viral disease, as the U.
S.
government prepared to fly Americans out of the city at the center of the outbreak.
10 of 48 <#> * People wear protective masks as they pray at a Chinese temple in Chinatown in Bangkok, Thailand on Jan.
28, 2020.
Thai health officials are stepping up monitoring and inspection for the new SARS-like coronavirus after the Public Health Ministry confirmed fourteen people are reported to be infected in Thailand.
The virus has so far killed at least 106 people and infected over four thousand others around the globe, mostly in China.
11 of 48 <#> * Police and medical personnel take temperature tests of passengers on board an airplane at the airport in Zhoushan City, Zhejiang Province, China on Jan.
28, 2020.
12 of 48 <#> * A man uses alcohol to disinfect the grounds nearby the Wuhan Huoshenshan hospital construction site on Jan.
28, 2020 in Wuhan, China.
13 of 48 <#> * People wear masks at a metro station in Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday, Jan.
28, 2020.
According to the Taiwan Centers of Disease Control (CDC) Tuesday, the eighth case diagnosed with the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been confirmed in Taiwan.
14 of 48 <#> * Residents wearing face masks shop at a market on Jan.
28, 2020 in Macau, China.
15 of 48 <#> * Passengers wear face masks as the push their luggage after arriving from a flight at Terminal 5 of London Heathrow Airport in west London on Jan.
28, 2020.
16 of 48 <#> * People line up to receive free face masks to protect themselves against the Wuhan coronavirus at a pharmacy in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, China on Jan.
28, 2020.
17 of 48 <#> * People line up to receive free face masks to protect themselves against the Wuhan coronavirus, at a pharmacy in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, China on Jan.
28, 2020.
18 of 48 <#> * Chinese police officers wearing masks stand in front of the Tiananmen Gate on Jan.
26, 2020 in Beijing, China.
The number of cases of coronavirus rose to 1,975 in mainland China on Sunday.
Authorities tightened restrictions on travel and tourism this weekend after putting Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, under quarantine on Thursday.
The spread of the virus corresponds with the first days of the Spring Festival, which is one of the biggest domestic travel weeks of the year in China.
Popular tourism landmarks in Beijing including the Forbidden City, Badaling Great Wall, and The Palace Museum were closed to the public starting Saturday.
The Beijing Municipal Education Commission announced it will delay reopening schools from kindergarten to university.
The death toll on Sunday rose to 56.
The majority of fatalities are in Wuhan where the first cases of the virus were reported last month.
19 of 48 <#> * An ambulance runs on an empty bridge in Wuhan, Hubei province, China on Jan.
20, 2020.
According to media reports, Wuhan is widely considered as the origin point of the coronavirus outbreak.
The virus outbreak has so far killed at least 56 people with around 2,000 infected, mostly in China.
20 of 48 <#> * Chinese tourists wearing a medical protection mask walk at the Red Square in Moscow, Russia on Jan.
26, 2020.
The outbreak of coronavirus has so far claimed 56 lives and infected more than 2000 others, according to media reports.
Russian health and immigration officials have taken action to screen those arriving at the country from China over the virus fears.
21 of 48 <#> * A member of staff carries out a disinfection operation at Seoul Station in central Seoul, South Korea on Jan.
27, 2020.
South Korea confirmed its fourth case of Wuhan coronavirus, which has so far killed at least 80 people, mostly in China, and infected over 2,500 others.
22 of 48 <#> * Ivorian health workers from the National Institute of Public Hygiene check temperatures of international travellers arriving at Felix Houphouet-Boigny Airport, Abidjan, Ivory Coast on Jan.
26, 2020.
According to reports, a 34-year-old Ivorian student returning from Beijing, China, is tested for coronavirus in Abidjan.
The Wuhan SARS-like coronavirus outbreak has so far killed at least 56 people with around 2,000 infected, mostly in China.
23 of 48 <#> * Chinese passengers, most wearing masks, arrive to board trains before the annual Spring Festival at a Beijing railway station on January 23, 2020 in Beijing, China.
The number of cases of a deadly new coronavirus rose to over 500 in mainland China as health officials locked down the city of Wuhan in an effort to contain the spread of the pneumonia-like disease.
24 of 48 <#> * A sign is seen on the door of the health center in Ivalo, Finland on Jan.
24, 2020.
On Thursday two tourists visiting Finland from Wuhan in China went to a health centre in Ivalo, northern Finland, to seek treatment for flu-like symptoms which are suspected of being coronavirus.
25 of 48 <#> * Workers driving excavators at the construction site of a field hospital on January 24, 2020 in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.
The builders will complete the 1,000-bed hospital by February 3 to cope with the surge of 2019-nCoV patients in the city.
26 of 48 <#> * A member of the China Eastern Airlines flight crew wears a protective mask on arrival at Sydney International Airport in Sydney, Australia on January 23, 2020.
According to media reports, health authorities have been deployed to Sydney International Airport to screen passengers for the Coronavirus.
27 of 48 <#> * Travellers wearing face mask wait at the departure hall at West Kowloon Station on January 23, 2020 in Hong Kong, China.
28 of 48 <#> * A Changi Airport staff member screens the body temperatures of arriving passengers at the Changi Airport in Singapore on January 22, 2020.
29 of 48 <#> * A worshipper wearing protective mask offers prayers with Thai dancers performing to worship Lord Brahma, the Hindu God of creation, at the Chinese tourist popular spot of Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand on Jan.
20, 2020.
Thai health official confirmed its found two case of coronavirus infected from two Chinese women tourist traveled from China's Wuhan city.
30 of 48 <#> * Medical staff carry a patient into the Jinyintan hospital, where patients infected with a new strain of Coronavirus identified as the cause of the Wuhan pneumonia outbreak are being treated, in Wuhan, China on Jan.
18, 2020.
China on Jan.
19, 2020 reported 17 new cases of the new mysterious SARS-like virus linked to the Wuhan pneumonia outbreak that has killed two people and sickened at least 62, raising fears ahead of the Chinese New Year holidays where millions of people are expected to travel around the country.
31 of 48 <#> * In this Jan.
16, 2020, photo, travelers from China's Wuhan go through a quarantine station at Narita airport in Narita, near Tokyo.
A fourth person has died in an outbreak of a new coronavirus in China, authorities said Tuesday, Jan.
21, 2020, as more places stepped up medical screening of travelers from the country as it enters its busiest travel period.
32 of 48 <#> * Professor Gabriel Leung, right, Chair Professor of Public Health Medicine, HKUMed, and Founding Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology leaves a press conference about the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak in Hong Kong, China on Jan.
21, 2020.
33 of 48 <#> * Vietnamese officials use a thermal scanner to check passengers upon their arrival at Noi Bai international airport in Hanoi, Vietnam on Jan.
21, 2020.
China has recently confirmed more than 300 cases of the Wuhan coronavirus, with at least six deaths so far.
34 of 48 <#> * A notice explaining precautions to be taken by people traveling to Wuhan, China, is seen at a terminal of Rome's International Fiumicino airport, Tuesday, Jan.
21, 2020.
Heightened precautions are being taken worldwide as a new strain of coronavirus has been infecting hundreds of people across the central Chinese metropolis.
35 of 48 <#> * A person walks across the skybridge at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett where a man with the first case of Wuhan coronavirus in the United States is being treated on Tuesday, Jan.
21, 2020, in Everett, Wash.
A U.
S.
resident who recently returned from a trip to central China has been diagnosed with the new virus.
Health officials said Tuesday that the man returned to the Seattle area in the middle of last week after traveling to the Wuhan area, where the outbreak began.
36 of 48 <#> * Travelers arrive at Tom Bradey International Terminal at LAX serving Los Angeles, Calif.
on Jan.
21, 2020.
According to reports, the coronavirus has killed at least six and infected hundreds in China, with one confirmed case in the United States.
37 of 48 <#> * Workers spray antiseptic solution on the arrival lobby amid rising public concerns over the possible spread of a new coronavirus at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan.
21, 2020.
Heightened precautions were being taken in China and elsewhere Tuesday as governments strove to control the outbreak of a novel coronavirus that threatens to grow during the Lunar New Year travel rush.
38 of 48 <#> * Dr.
Scott Lindquist, Washington state epidemiologist for communicable disease, speaks during a press conference about the first confirmed U.
S.
case of a virus known as the 2019 novel coronavirus at the state Public Health Laboratories on Jan.
21, 2020 in Shoreline, Washington.
The patient diagnosed with the virus, also known as the Wuhan coronavirus, is recovering in isolation at a hospital in Everett, Wash.
39 of 48 <#> * Christian Drosten, director of the institute for virology of Berlin's Charite hospital stands next to a centrifuge after an interview with the Associated Press on his researches on the coronavirus in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Jan.
21, 2020.
40 of 48 <#> * A girl wears a protective mask as she is held by a relative as they wait to board a train at Beijing Railway station before the annual Spring Festival on Jan.
21, 2020 in Beijing, China.
The number of cases of a deadly new coronavirus rose to nearly 300 in mainland China Tuesday as health officials stepped up efforts to contain the spread of the pneumonia-like disease which medicals experts confirmed can be passed from human to human.
The number of those who have died from the virus in China climbed to six on Tuesday and cases have been reported in other parts of Asia including in Thailand, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea.
41 of 48 <#> * Health officials watch thermographic monitors at a quarantine inspection station at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Tuesday, Jan.
21, 2020.
Countries both in the Asia-Pacific and elsewhere have initiated body temperature checks at airports, railway stations and along highways in hopes of catching those at risk of carrying a new coronavirus that has sickened more than 200 people in China.
42 of 48 <#> * A Malaysia Health official checks passengers going through a thermal scanner upon their arrival at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Jan.
21, 2020.
More cases of the mysterious SARS-like virus linked to the Wuhan pneumonia outbreak were reported in China on January 20, 2020, bringing the total number of cases to more than 200 with at least six deaths so far.
43 of 48 <#> * Passengers walk past a poster alerting on coronavirus screening ahead upon their arrival at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Jan.
21, 2020.
44 of 48 <#> * A Chinese man kisses his partner goodbye while both wear protective masks as she leaves to travel home at Beijing Railway station before the annual Spring Festival on Jan.
21, 2020 in Beijing, China.
The number of cases of a deadly new coronavirus rose to nearly 300 in mainland China Tuesday as health officials stepped up efforts to contain the spread of the pneumonia-like disease which medicals experts confirmed can be passed from human to human.
45 of 48 <#> * Chinese travelers wear protective masks as they arrive to board trains at Beijing Railway station before the annual Spring Festival on Jan.
21, 2020 in Beijing, China.
46 of 48 <#> * In this undated handout photograph released by the Ministry of Civil Aviation on Jan.
21, 2020, a thermographic camera screens the head of a man at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, following the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's advisory to screen passengers arriving in India from China including Hong-Kong regarding the novel coronavirus issue.
47 of 48 <#> * Chinese children wear protective masks as they wait to board trains at Beijing Railway station before the annual Spring Festival on Jan.
21, 2020 in Beijing, China.
The number of cases of a deadly new coronavirus rose to nearly 300 in mainland China Tuesday as health officials stepped up efforts to contain the spread of the pneumonia-like disease which medicals experts confirmed can be passed from human to human.
The number of those who have died from the virus in China climbed to six on Tuesday and cases have been reported in other parts of Asia including in Thailand, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea.
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