ND doctor returns home after treating people quarantined for coronavirus

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MAYVILLE, N.D. (Valley News Live) - A doctor who treated people that were evacuated from Wuhan, China due to the cornonavirus outbreak is back home.

John Lyng is an emergency physician with the federal agency the National Disaster Medical System, according to a media release by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

Lyng, who is from Mayville, North Dakota, was at the Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California providing medical support for those exposed to the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

Two planes transported evacuees from Wuhan and landed at Travis AFB, according to the release, and 231 passengers were quarantined for 14 days.

The military bases housing those possibly exposed to the coronavirus are Travis AFB; March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, California; Miramar Marine Corps Air Station in San Diego, California; Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas; and Camp Ashland Army National Guard Base near Omaha, Nebraska.

The quarantine is part of an aggressive public health response by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to prevent the virus from being introduced in the United States.