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2 Attendees at DC Conference Test Positive for Coronavirus

The D.C. Department of Health says there is no identified risk to conference attendees

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel seen speaking
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Two New Yorkers who recently attended a conference organized by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in D.C. have tested positive for the coronavirus, officials confirmed Friday.

The D.C. Department of Health says there is no identified risk to conference attendees at this point. When the visitors attended the conference, they were asymptomatic and not experiencing symptoms like fever or cough, the department said.

"All attendees and members of the public are urged to follow the well-established prevention tips like staying home if sick and calling ahead to a health provider if experiencing symptoms," the health department said.

AIPAC tweeted a statement confirming the cases at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

AIPAC is urging those who attended the conference to, "follow CDC guidelines and consult their health care providers if they feel ill or have medical questions."

The conference took place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in D.C. from March 1-3. According to AIPAC's website, more than 18,000 people were expected to attend the conference.

AIPAC is working with the Westchester County Health Department and the D.C. Department of Health, which is coordinating with the CDC and the New York Health Department.

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