CDC to screen at three US airports for signs of new deadly virus from China
WUHAN, China – More than 100 staffers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are being deployed to three US airports to check passengers arriving from Wuhan, China, for fever and other symptoms of a mysterious new virus that's killed two and infected dozens in China, the CDC announced Friday. The CDC took these steps after travelers from Wuhan recently arrived in Thailand and Japan infected with the new virus. He added that much more common illnesses, such as the flu, are "much bigger threats" to Americans than the new virus from China. To learn more about this new virus, health authorities are taking a close look at SARS. SARS did spread person to person through close contact such as kissing, sharing utensils or talking to someone within 3 feet.