Amer­i­can evac­u­ated from China quar­an­tined at base

Antelope Valley Press - - NEWS -

RIVER­SIDE (AP) — One of the Amer­i­cans evac­u­ated from a Chi­nese city at the cen­ter of a new virus out­break was quar­an­tined af­ter try­ing to leave a mil­i­tary base where the group is be­ing mon­i­tored for signs of ill­ness, Cal­i­for­nia of­fi­cials said Thurs­day.

The in­di­vid­ual was one of 195 Amer­i­cans held at the base and be­ing watched for symp­toms of the virus that has sick­ened thou­sands and killed more than 170 peo­ple. Most cases are in China, but the out­break has spread to more than a dozen coun­tries, and the World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion de­clared a global emer­gency Thurs­day.

Of­fi­cials in River­side County or­dered the per­son, who in­di­cated a de­sire to leave March Air Re­serve Base and tried to do so Wed­nes­day night, quar­an­tined for two weeks un­less med­i­cally cleared sooner, said Jose Ar­ballo Jr., a spokesman for the county’s pub­lic health agency.

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