Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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. 

A rare polio-like disease that’s seen an increase across the country has been found in three children in North Carolina and one in South Carolina. 

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Hospitals in the Charlotte region are taking extra precautions against a deadly superbug called CRE. That's after a recent outbreak at a UCLA hospital. The infection is difficult to treat, but it's extremely rare for healthy people to get it inside or outside of hospitals.