By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director, Dr Robert Redfield announced today the first person-to-person novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States.

Image/Dr. Fred Murphy & Sylvia Whitfield/CDC

The case, from Chicago, Illinois, is the husband of the first novel coronavirus case in the state. The patient did not travel to Wuhan, China. He is currently in stable condition.

This is the sixth confirmed case in the US.

The Illinois Department of Health reports aggressively investigating contacts.