MDHHS statement on recent Michigan coronavirus activity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 5, 2020

CONTACT: Lynn Sutfin, 517-241-2112

LANSING, Mich. – The individual transported from the Detroit Metropolitan Airport to a local hospital on Feb. 4 did not meet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) criteria for 2019 Novel Coronavirus testing and is not a person under investigation.

CDC criteria for testing includes the following:

  1. Fever or lower respiratory illness (coughing, shortness of breath) AND travel history to Hubei Province within 14 days of symptom onset.
  2. Fever or lower respiratory illness (coughing, shortness of breath) AND travel history to mainland China within 14 days of symptom onset.
  3. Fever or lower respiratory illness (coughing, shortness of breath) AND exposure to a laboratory-confirmed 2019 Novel Coronavirus case.

No additional information will be released about this individual.

For the latest information on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, visit CDC.gov/Coronavirus or Michigan.gov/Coronavirus.

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