First case of mystery China virus in US after outbreak kills nine

A man returning from China has become the first person in the US to be diagnosed with a mystery new virus.

The American citizen, in his 30s, is in good condition in hospital near Seattle after returning last week, according to health officials.

He did not show any symptoms when he arrived back on Wednesday, but contacted doctors on Sunday when he felt unwell.

He is not considered a threat to medical staff or the public.

Nine people have died from the illness in Wuhan, the capital of China’s central Hubei province, most of them aged 60 or older, including some with a previous medical condition.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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