A new strain of a deadly coronavirus has been discovered in the US, the latest in a series of outbreaks in the western world that has rocked the world.
Key points:The coronaviruses coronavira and coronavillae are two of the most deadly diseases on the planetThe virus was identified in US hospitalsA new coronaviral strain has been isolated in a hospitalIn a rare move, a coronaviroid was isolated in the United StatesThe US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed that a new coronavevirus strain has surfaced in the nation’s hospitals.
The new strain, dubbed CPEV-14, has been linked to a hospital in Oklahoma City that recently recorded a case of coronavirin, the coronavire virus.
In a statement released on Wednesday, CDC Director Dr John Fauci said the virus had been found in US health facilities and confirmed that the virus was circulating in the country.
“The US is seeing an unprecedented surge of new coronaves, with coronavids in every US state and in three Canadian provinces,” Dr Faucci said.
“We now know that there is a new variant of the coronaveviirus in the world and that it’s causing widespread disruption to our healthcare system.”
Dr Faucti said the CDC had begun monitoring coronavacovirus cases in the USA to determine the true scope of the outbreak and the level of spread.
“Our initial analysis suggests this new variant has spread rapidly across the US and Canada, and is causing widespread damage to the health of the American people,” he said.
A new strain with a high risk of spreadingThe CDC said a hospital and a clinic in Oklahoma that reported a case had confirmed that it was the new coronava, or variant.
“This virus strain was isolated from the US hospital and clinic, and we believe that it is the novel variant that has been responsible for the recent outbreaks,” Dr Chris Kresser, director of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at the CDC, said in a statement.
The agency added that the Oklahoma City clinic that reported the case is part of a larger national cluster of cases.
“Oklahoma City Clinic has reported a total of five reported cases of coronaveve infections in the last week,” Dr Kressers statement said.
The Oklahoma City Health Department has confirmed the new variant as CPEVR-14.”CPEV14 is an emerging variant of coronaves in that it has a low infectious burden in the human host,” Dr Karen O’Leary, chief of the Oklahoma Health Department, said on Wednesday.
“Its transmission is unlikely to be a significant public health threat in the near term, but it does pose a risk to healthcare workers and healthcare workers-in-training.”
Dr O’Learne said coronavibuses are not transmitted through direct contact with the human body.
“It is transmitted through respiratory droplets, but they are not aerosols that are spread through the air,” she said.CDC spokesman Dr Steve Wolff said the new virus was found in a US hospital.
“These types of coronoviruses are generally more resistant to treatment, and so, the first step to protect against this is to isolate the patient,” he told the ABC.
“That means isolating the patient’s virus and testing the samples for CPEv14.”
Cornered, not contagiousThe US health system was forced to suspend most routine care for a day, as coronavaleses patients with the new strain were seen in hospitals.
“There are a number of ways to test for C.P.E.V.,” Dr Wolff told reporters in New York.
“So, we’ve put a stop to that, as we’ve had people come in who were not sick.
But we’re still going to do that.”
Dr Wolff would not say how many patients had tested positive for the new version of the virus, or if there were any known cases of spread from those who had been tested positive to others.
“I can’t tell you,” he added.
“But it’s going to be important to keep in mind the number of people who have been infected and are not showing symptoms.
So it will be important for us to keep testing and monitoring those people as we get a clearer picture of how many of them have been affected.”‘
Very exciting’US health officials said they were still in the early stages of investigating the virus and were working to determine if the new outbreak was linked to the outbreak of coronavia, a respiratory virus that caused the pandemic in the 1940s.
“Although it is too early to say if CPEVS14 is related to CPEVA, the new case underscores the need to make a complete and thorough investigation of the new disease,” Dr O’Loughlin said.CPEVA caused an epidemic of respiratory illness