A novel coronavirus is causing an outbreak of respiratory illness that began in the city of Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. This outbreak began in early December 2019 and continues to grow. Chinese health officials have reported over fourteen thousand confirmed cases, nineteen thousand suspects, and 304 deaths throughout China as of January 30th. Globally, 24 other countries found confirmed cases.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Warning: Do Not travel to China. The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to Mainland China.