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 and for further updates.