As global concerns over the coronavirus outbreak grow, the U.S. is taking steps to prepare for the possibility of a pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.
Health authorities are closely monitoring the spread of the virus — not only in China, where the outbreak began and where the vast majority of the cases have been diagnosed — but also in the growing number of cases in other countries, NBC News reported.
By definition, a pandemic is an epidemic on more than one continent.
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