Coronavirus: US will start testing people with flu symptoms, officials say

People in the US experiencing flu-like symptoms will be screened for the latest coronavirus that originated from China, according to health officials.

Patients in five major US cities will be tested for the flu-like respiratory illness, officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced.

The move follows reports of the 15th coronavirus infection in the US and the deaths of more than 1,300 people in China.

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