The department reports that the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu is among 20 airports in the USA with a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quarantine station.
"But given the history of travel, the contact this person had in Wuhan city and the symptoms they were showing, we are confident that this is truly a case of this novel coronavirus", said Henry.
Details: The World Health Organization announced it will organize the worldwide group "as soon as possible to work with Chinese counterparts on increasing understanding of the outbreak to guide global response efforts".
Officials say the man does not require hospitalization and is being monitered in isolation at his home.
Beyond testing for symptoms of the disease, health officials have been providing information to travellers from China without symptoms.
People in the United States commonly get infected with human coronaviruses and there are four types that are the most common.
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry described the case as "presumptive", confirmed by a BCCDC lab in the evening of January 27. Now 20-up from 5-of the nation's largest and busiest airports will practice enhanced screening of passengers traveling from China. Because the incubation period is believed to be unusually long - at up to two weeks - it is possible that the colleague had no symptoms at the time.
The new report also notes the median age for cases outside of China is now 45 years and roughly 71 per cent of cases outside of China have been men, according to WHO.
There is now no vaccine to prevent 2019-nCoV infection.
Fauci explained that China was now using both the antiviral remdesivir and the antiretroviral drug Kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir) on a compassionate basis on some nCoV patients.
He also addressed concerns about whether the virus could be easily spread by asymptomatic carriers.
Hajdu said part of the planning involves how to bring back people who may be infected with the virus so that they don't wind up spreading it in Canada.
"We've screened somewhere around 2,400 people so far", the CDC's Dr. Nancy Messonnier said on a press call Monday. She says they will be immediately announcing additional positive diagnoses. Such tests would likely be able to benefit from the FDA's Emergency Use Authorization pathway, and developers are urged to follow the links and guidelines provided by the FDA.