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1st case of coronavirus from China confirmed in U.S.

A Malaysian health officer screens arriving passengers with thermal scanners at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on Jan. 21, 2020, as authorities increased measures against coronavirus. (Mohd Rasfan / AFP – Getty Images)

Federal health officials confirmed Tuesday that a case of the new coronavirus has been diagnosed in Washington state, just north of Seattle. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said they will begin screening passengers for the virus at two additional airports: the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

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