“My biggest worry is that there are countries today who do not have the systems in place to detect people who have contracted with the virus, even if it were to emerge,” said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general. “Urgent support is needed to bolster weak health systems to detect, diagnose and care for people with the virus, to prevent further human to human transmission and protect health workers.”
Late last month, WHO declared "a public health emergency of international concern over the global outbreak." A Snohomish County man was the first confirmed case of coronavirus in the U.S.
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is one of 20 in the U.S. that has health screenings for coronavirus.
All passengers arriving from China will be asked an additional set of screening questions as they get off the plane, and could be pulled aside for additional screening.
According to WHO, more than two dozen countries have reported confirmed cases of coronavirus and more than 24,000 people have contracted the virus. The death toll has reached nearly 500 people.