Worried About Catching The New Coronavirus? In The U.S., Flu Is A Bigger Threat

If you live in the U.S., your risk of contracting the new strain of coronavirus identified in China is exceedingly low.

So far, the only people infected in the U.S. have been those who have traveled to the region in China where the virus first turned up in humans. And though that could change, one thing is for certain: Another severe respiratory virus that threatens lives — the influenza or flu virus — is very active in the U.S. right now.

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