Today’s Infectious Disease News (2/1/20)

CDC Orders Quarantine of 195 Evacuees from Wuhan

The CDC has officially ordered the quarantine of the 195 passengers evacuated from Wuhan. This is the first time in over 5 decades that the public health agency has ordered a mandatory quarantine for people who are not already ill. Although the evacuees have not tested positive for the coronavirus, health officials caution that it is possible for the test to show a false negative if the patient is not yet displaying symptoms.

Full Story: Los Angeles Times

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