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Robot treats patient with coronavirus in the U.S.

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Posted at 8:10 AM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 09:10:43-05

Technology is helping treat the first person with the Wuhan Coronavirus in the United States.

The man was diagnosed with the virus on Monday after a recent visit to Wuhan, China.

He arrived to providence regional medical center in Everett, Washington in a special gurney called an isopod.

The gurney helps to keep patients away from others in the hospital.

Since he has to be isolated-- only a limited amount of nursing staff is exposed to him.

The hospital says the robot is helping doctors take the man's vitals and communicate with him through a large screen.

As of Thursday-- the man was in stable condition.