SAN DIEGO — A deadly virus is spreading through a new front in the global battle against the deadly hemorrhagic fever that has killed more than 5,000 people and sickened thousands more in the United States.
On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it has detected a new strain of the coronavirus that is causing severe and sometimes fatal disease in the American West.CDC Director Tom Frieden said in a statement that the new virus is “particularly dangerous to people who have already traveled from countries that are not fully cooperating in efforts to contain the virus.”
The virus is also spreading through the U!#Ebola#EVD, #CDC says pic.twitter.com/k5pzC1zR7u — ABC News (@ABC) February 8, 2019The virus is the third known strain of Ebola, but its first to have been isolated in the West, and the first in the continental United States, the CDC said.
It is one of several new strains circulating in the region, with the virus already killing four people in Texas and two in Oklahoma.
The virus has infected thousands of people in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Senegal, Guinea and now in the San Diego area, according to the CDC.
It has also killed more people in countries including Senegal, Nigeria and Nigeria.
More:A CDC official said the virus is similar to that of the one first detected in Liberia but is much more lethal and contagious.
It can be transmitted from person to person, and there is no vaccine or treatment for it.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the new strain is much harder to detect and more virulent.
It also has a different pattern of shedding, the official said.
The new strain appears to have spread through the air and through direct contact with infected people.
The CDC says it is now in more than 70 U..
S., U.K. and European countries.
A U.N. official says the virus has spread to people in many places, including in a U.P. region, and is in some cases spreading from person-to-person.
U.T.O. Regional Representative of the UN’s Ebola Emergency Response Team, Chris Gunness, told reporters in Geneva on Monday that the U.-P.
was the first to be hit by the new outbreak.
In the United Kingdom, there has been a surge in cases.
The latest figures from the Health Protection Agency show that there are 4,000 new cases and 5,500 new deaths among people infected with the new coronaviruses.
It shows a spike of nearly two-thirds in cases in the week beginning Feb. 8, the agency said in an emailed statement.