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UPDATE 9: 50 a.m., Jan. 26

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reports that a person who was being tested for the new 2019 coronavirus is not infected with the virus.

Dr. Katie Passaretti, Medical Director for Infection Prevention at Atrium Health, said the risk of the newly documented coronavirus appearing in Charlotte is low.
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Charlotte-area hospitals are preparing for possible cases of a newly detected coronavirus after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the first confirmed case in the U.S. earlier this week. 

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The CDC is issuing a new food safety alert about romaine lettuce – just in time for Thanksgiving feasts.

The CDC is advising consumers not to eat romaine lettuce harvested from the Salinas, California, region after 40 reports of E. coli across the country have been linked to lettuce from that area.