Since last month, health officials have confirmed cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus in more than 20 countries, including the U.S. and Canada, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In America, five people have been confirmed as infected with the coronavirus: one in Washington, one in Illinois, two in California and one in Arizona.
Earlier this week, officials said the risk of becoming infected with coronavirus in the U.S. remained low.
"We are in very close communication with China concerning the virus," President Donald Trump said Monday in a tweet. " Very few cases reported in USA, but strongly on watch. We have offered China and President Xi any help that is necessary. Our experts are extraordinary!"
Officials recommend that any people who have recently traveled to Wuhan and subsequently experienced flu-like symptoms -- including fever, coughing, shortness of breath or a sore throat -- contact their health care providers.