Health Alert Update – Novel Coronavirus in China

Event: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a Watch Level 2 Alert (Practice Enhanced Precautions) for an ongoing outbreak of pneumonia first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus

Travelers to Wuhan should:

  • Avoid contact with sick people.
  • Avoid animals (alive or dead), animal markets, and products that come from animals (such as uncooked meat).
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Older travelers and those with underlying health issues may be at risk for more severe disease and should discuss travel to Wuhan with their healthcare provider.
  • 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

  • Seek medical care right away. Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
  • Avoid contact with others.
  • Not travel while sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

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. Read more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

U.S. Consulate General Wuhan
New World International Trade Tower I,
No. 568, Jianshe Avenue
Hankou, Wuhan 430022
China
Telephone: +(86)(027) 8555-7791
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(86)(10) 8531-4000
Fax: +(86)(027) 8555-7761
Please note that Wuhan does not provide regularly scheduled consular services.

Contact the Embassy in Beijing for consular assistance.
USConsulateWuhan@state.gov

U.S. Embassy Beijing

No. 55 An Jia Lou Road
Chaoyang District, Beijing 100600
China
Telephone: +(86)(10) 8531-4000
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(86)(10) 8531-4000
Fax: +(86)(10) 8531-3300
BeijingACS@state.gov

State Department – Consular Affairs – 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

U.S. Consulate General Chengdu

No. 4 Lingshiguan Road
Chengdu, Sichuan, PRC 610041

Telephone: (28) 8558-3992
Fax: (28) 8558-3520

AmcitChengdu@state.gov

U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou

No. 43 Huajiu Road, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong
Telephone: 020-3814 5775

Fax: 020-3814 5572

GuangzhouACS@state.gov

U.S. Consulate General Shanghai

9/F, Westgate Mall, No. 1038 West Nanjing Road, Shanghai
Telephone: 021-8011 2400

Fax: 021- 6148 8266

ShanghaiACS@state.gov

U.S. Consulate General Shenyang

No. 52, Shisi Wei Road, Heping District, Shenyang, Liaoning
Telephone: 024 – 2335 5188, 024 – 2322 1198 ext. 5188

Fax: 024 – 2323 1465

ShenyangACS@state.gov

China Country Information sheet

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