(WEHT) – The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus outbreak a global emergency after cases spiked more than tenfold in a week.
Health officials are reporting the first American case of person-to-person spread of the new virus from China.
The latest patient is married to the Chicago woman who got sick after she returned home from a trip to China.
This is at least the sixth case in the US.
The other five were travelers who fell ill after returning from China.
(This story was originally published on January 30, 2020)