US beefs up screening of travelers for new virus from China

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LAURAN NEERGAARD and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are expanding their checks of international travelers for signs of a worrisome new virus from China, even as they say the risk to Americans so far is very low. For "the individual American, this should not be an impact on their day-to-day life," Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told reporters Tuesday. China has confirmed more than 4,500 people with the new illness, which can cause pneumonia, and more than 100 deaths. So far, there are five confirmed patients in the U.S., and no sign that they have spread the illness to anyone around them. They had all traveled to the center of the outbreak. While reports from China suggest that people there may have spread the illness
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