Dr Martin Cetron, director of the CDC's Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, said the CDC will be sending about 100 additional staff to the three airports - Los Angeles International, San Francisco International and New York's John F. Kennedy International - to supplement existing staff at quarantine stations located at those airports. China will continue to stay in contact with relevant countries where cases have been detected.
People traveling from Wuhan will have their temperature checked and be asked about symptoms.
While encouraging all countries to continue to prepare for disease prevention, the World Health Organization also provided guidance on how to monitor cases, treat patients, prevent onward transmission in healthcare facilities, maintain necessary supplies and communicate with the public about 2019-nCoV. But they said they are working to expand their diagnostic capabilities so confirmation can happen faster.
In response to an outbreak of novel coronavirus, public health screening will begin at three major US airports that receive travelers from Wuhan, China, the CDC announced on Friday.
The latest outbreak comes ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays, when many of China's 1.4 billion people will be travelling to their home towns or overseas.
Tests confirmed he was suffering from the new virus.He was identified as a man in his 30s in Kanagawa prefecture, and Kyodo News agency said he is Chinese. Avoid travel to farms, live animal markets or where animals are slaughtered.
However, Chinese patients with symptoms of the disease have arrived in hospitals in Japan and Thailand, according to authorities.
There are thermal scanners at ports and airports in Indonesia to monitor travellers fevers amid fears the virus could spread.
"There is some indication that limited person to person spread is happening", Messonier said.
A seafood market in Wuhan is believed to be the epicenter, but authorities say some of the 45 patients they have identified with the virus in the city deny having any exposure to this market. A different coronavirus caused the SARS outbreak in China in 2003 which killed almost 800 people and also MERS, another severe respiratory ailment that has been present in Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries since 2012. Recently, the same coronavirus has been detected in other patients in Wuhan as well, the ministry revealed.
While there haven't been reports about a "sustained spread" of emerging virus, according to the CDC, health officials haven't ruled out that possibility.
"There might be more cases, but we really need to wait for our colleagues in China to complete their investigation", Messonnier said.