The pneumonia outbreak in China is putting other countries on high alert. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, said it’s communicating with Chinese health officials.
A spokesperson for the agency said it would continue to monitor the situation.
That’s as a wave of mycoplasma pneumonia sweeps through China. Children’s hospitals across China are overflowing. One hospital in Tianjin sees 10,000 patients per day. Some medical staff have been ordered to work around the clock to deal with the peak.
Over in the United States, eleven states are seeing a jump in recent COVID-19 hospitalizations. Examples include New York, Pennsylvania, California, and Arizona. Over 18,000 COVID-related admissions were recorded in the week ending Nov. 18. An over nine percent increase over the previous week.
Hospitals in Washington are also reportedly seeing an uptick in sick visits, according to Fox News.
Beyond America, countries including France and the Netherlands also report a surge in pneumonia cases.