DENVER (CBS4) – Officials at the Denver International Airport say the airport has not been identified as a “monitored airport” by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This after a potentially deadly virus is circulating in China.

Denver International Airport (credit: CBS)

Airports have been checking passengers from China for signs of the so-called coronavirus. About 300 people who had been in China have been infected; six have died.

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One man in Seattle has been confirmed to have the virus. Washington state officials say the man is not considered a threat to the public.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is aware of the virus.

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is closely monitoring developments around the novel coronavirus that was initially identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, and has now been reported in the United States. At this point, no cases have been identified in Colorado. The department is monitoring the situation and developing response plans, as well as sharing reporting, testing, and infection control guidance with health care providers across the state.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some of which cause the common cold. The origin of this virus seems to be linked to Hua Nan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan, China, a large seafood and animal market in the city.

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