Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., Discussed the steps he thinks the federal government should take to address a new threat of Sunday, the day after the first case was declared in the state.
Sen. Edward Markey visited the Cambridge Health Alliance in Everett, Massachusetts on Sunday, according to his office. Markey, the classified member of an Seanad sub-committee on East Asia, said President Donald Trump wished to re-establish and appoint an immediate global health chief to address the growing threat of the corrostote.
President Barack Obama first established the position to coordinate the response to the Ebola outbreak in Africa, said Markey. Markey also wants federal officials to outline their efforts to respond to the current threat.
Massachusetts health officials said Saturday that a Boston man had tested positive for the new virus that hit China and spread to other nations – the first case in the state.
The man, who is in his 20s and a student at the University of Massachusetts Boston, recently traveled to Wuhan, China, and sought medical care soon after his return to Massachusetts, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Boston Public Health Commission. They said that the Centers for the Prevention and Prevention test results were late Friday.
He is kept alone at home until he leaves public health officials.