A Korean Air flight attendant who worked a number of flights out of Los Angeles International Airport has been identified with coronavirus. The 24-year-old was identified Tuesday in southern Seoul, in response to the Korea Joongang Daily newspaper. The flight attendant had labored flights between LAX and Seoul–Incheon International Airport on Feb. 19 and 20, in accordance with South Korean media shops.
The girl additionally serviced a flight from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Seoul on Feb. 15, South Korea’s Center for Disease Control mentioned. She might have incurred the virus from a South Korean church group who had been on a pilgrimage to Israel, the Yonghap News Agency reports.
Up to now, 30 members of that church group have been recognized with coronavirus, in response to South Korean well-being authorities. Korean Air has closed its operations center at Incheon Airport to be able to disinfect the world. In the meantime, a 23-year-old U.S. soldier stationed at Camp Carroll in South Korea has additionally examined optimistic for coronavirus, U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) confirmed in a press release Tuesday.
He has been quarantined off-base. “Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and USFK well-being professionals are actively conducting contact tracing to find out whether or not any others might have been uncovered,” USFK stated.
On Tuesday, considerations over the unfold of the coronavirus forced organizers to postpone the Korea Times Music Festival on the Hollywood Bowl. In keeping with the Yonghap News Agency, South Korea has 1,261 confirmed coronavirus circumstances, together with 12 deaths.
Based on the U.S. CDC, the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is unfold from individual-to-individual via shut contact, normally inside 6 feet, and primarily by way of respiratory drop when an infected individual coughs or sneezes. Symptoms embody fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Individuals are possible most contagious when they’re most symptomatic.