VANCOUVER: On Monday, Canada’s chief health officer said they had tested 3 three cases nationally, but that’s changed.
B.C. health officials on alert, new airport screening as coronavirus reaches Washington state.The BC Centre for Disease Control is testing several British Columbians for potential infection of a mysterious virus that started making people sick in China and has spread to other countries, including one case in Washington state.

China advises against travel to Wuhan as deaths surge. Currently referred to as novel coronavirus, the illness has sickened more than 500 people and killed 17, mostly around the city of Wuhan.