A virus that has been spreading in the United States has been identified as an unusual strain of coronavirus that has no known direct contact with humans, according to federal and state health officials.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday the new strain was detected in the Philadelphia region of Pennsylvania.
The agency said it was testing samples from six people with the virus and six people without it.
The outbreak was first detected in Pennsylvania on Oct. 14, when a man in his 60s was hospitalized in a hospital in suburban Philadelphia.
He was diagnosed with the coronaviruses coronaviral and West Nile.
He died Oct. 25.
Health officials have not said how long the new case had been in the region, but the CDC said it appears to be “unrelated to any other known outbreaks in the U.S. or other countries.”
The CDC said that the new virus has no direct contact to humans and that the virus does not pose a direct threat to the general population.
It did not provide a timeline for when the case may have been exposed.
The agency said the virus can be transmitted through direct contact.
The Centers for Diseases Control and the U,S.
Department of Agriculture and other agencies have been working closely with state and local health departments to test for the new coronavirochotic strain.
The Philadelphia man had been living in the home for about a year before the outbreak, and was not known to have been sick with any other respiratory infections.
The man was a regular in the family, and his wife was pregnant.
Her boyfriend was not affected.
“We know that this virus was not circulating in the house prior to this incident,” Dr. Eric Schmitz, a CDC spokesman, said in a statement.
“It was discovered through testing, and the investigation is continuing.”
The man who was hospitalized was diagnosed on Oct, 24, and is currently hospitalized in stable condition.
He is being treated in a nursing home.
The CDC and the Philadelphia city health department are asking people to be cautious about touching, touching, or handling anything that is not clean, dry, and dry.
The Philadelphia Department of Health has issued a warning about the outbreak and said it has been taking steps to stop it from spreading.