China Coronavirus: WHO to declare Global Health Emergency, as America records one case

As cases quickly stack up in China — where at least 440 have been infected with the pneumonia-like illness Coronavirus, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed America’s first instance of the virus also known as 2019-nCoV.

A Washington state man in his 30s was diagnosed after traveling to Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the outbreak began.

Authorities there have urged locals not to travel in or out of the city, while the CDC has expanded airport screening of passengers arriving from China.

 A World Health Organization panel will meet today to determine whether to declare a global public health emergency.