Eight people have tested negative so far. Three people are hospitalized. There are no additional details available. We’ll update as more information becomes available.
The CDC’s website lists many common diseases with the name “Carnivirus.” So far, people in Wisconsin have had no recent cases of coronavirus. The majority of patients for that are the elderly and infants. The deaths have been limited to the older adults.
Here is what the CDC has to say on this. The CDC describes the symptoms.
“CNS symptoms include: fever (usually between 100.4 and 110.0 degrees F (38.6 and 41.1 degrees C)), headache, stiffness, and myalgias.” There is some concern that the current epidemic may spread because there were only three cases and none in children. The virus is spread through the respiratory tract, but typically it affects people whose immune systems are weakened. One report describes what happened as a fever with a headache. For the most part the virus doesn’t spread from person to person, even before the symptoms appear. People who already are ill are thought to be more susceptible to the virus and it can be hard to tell where the outbreak starts or where it’s going. This can be a big problem in cases where more than one person has been sick. A “cohort” or people who share the same respiratory tract can share those symptoms too, although that can also lead to a spread. Children have been the most frequent victims, according to one case study.
Many of the cases are in people who were exposed in some way to the virus. For example, about 75 percent of Wisconsin residents are infected by hand and surface disinfectants or by eating meat and other raw milk.