Health Alert Update: Novel Coronavirus in China 01/17/2020 – (17 JAN 2020)

Health Alert Update – Novel Coronavirus in China

 

Location: Wuhan, Hankou area

 

Event: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a Watch Level 1 Alert (be aware and practice usual precautions) for an outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan, China, preliminarily identified to be caused by a novel (new) coronavirus.

 

Travelers to Wuhan should:

 

  • Avoid animals (alive or dead), animal markets, and products that come from animals (such as uncooked meat).

 

  • Avoid contact with sick people.

 

  • Wash hands often with soap and water.

 

  • Consult the CDC Website for the most up-to-date information regarding enhanced screening procedures.

 

If you have traveled to Wuhan and feel sick, you should

 

  • Stay home. Except for seeking medical care, avoid contact with others.

 

  •       Don’t travel while sick.

 

  • Seek medical care right away. Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell the doctor about your recent travel and your symptoms.

 

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.

 

Please see https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/watch/novel-coronavirus-china and https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/novel-coronavirus-2019.html for further updates.