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US confirms China virus case and widens airport screening

First patient outside Asia brings total to five countries

DALIAN, China/NEW YORK -- American health authorities on Tuesday confirmed the first case of a traveler in the U.S. infected with a new coronavirus from China, after Chinese officials reported that more than 300 people have been diagnosed so far.

America's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that the infected patient was in Washington state after returning to the country last week from the Chinese city of Wuhan, believed to be the source of the outbreak.

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