As of Friday, the Chinese government says the virus has reached six countries other than their own - Thailand, Japan, South Korea, the United States, Vietnam and Singapore - though the majority of cases still reside within China and its provinces.
The case marks the second confirmed in the US, after officials in Seattle said a patient was now in isolation after being diagnosed with coronavirus.
The coronavirus has infected more than 600 people worldwide, though mostly in China.
In a shock move, parts of the Great Wall of China and Disneyland in Shanghai were shut tin a bid to stem the spread of the virus.
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Health officials said there "is no immediate threat to the general public in Chicago".
Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds, and upper respiratory infection in chickens. Close contacts are deemed to be anyone who was within 6ft (2m) of the patient. It's still hanging around, causing small numbers of infections each year: The World Health Organization has counted almost 2,500 cases of MERS in the Middle East and beyond, and more than 850 deaths.
"These wildlife markets are a risk", said Dr. Ian Lipkin of Columbia University, who assisted the World Health Organization and China during the SARS outbreak and advises Saudi Arabia about MERS.
The city of more than 11 million people has been centralising its treatment of the new virus by isolating patients in 61 clinics and designated hospitals. "So the issue is not so much really numbers that we know will go up".
"'To address the insufficiency of existing medical resources', Wuhan is constructing a hospital modeled after the Xiaotangshan SARS hospital in Beijing, Wuhan authorities said in a Friday notice", the AP reported.
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"It may yet become one", said the WHO's boss.
All U.S. bound travelers from there are being re-directed to five airports for screening.
Now known as 2019-nCoV, the virus is understood to be a new strain of coronavirus not previously identified in humans.
The primary symptoms of coronavirus are high fever, coughing and difficulty breathing.
While human-to-human transmission has been reported within China, Ghebreyesus said, it so far seems to be mostly limited to close family members and health-care workers.
Taiwan has banned people arriving from Wuhan and the U.S. state department warned American travellers to exercise increased caution in China.
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The Lebanese Red Cross said it took 65 people to hospitals and treated 100 others on the spot, calling on people to donate blood. The economy has seen no growth and foreign inflows dried up in the already heavily indebted country that relies on imports.
Wuhan is the epicenter of the current outbreak, where a new, potentially deadly coronavirus emerged late December.