World Health Organization Declaration - Coronavirus

Posted 20 days ago

The World Health Organization has declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) – link to statement here 

2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Update - CDC Updates

What is 2019 Novel Coronavirus – 2019-nCoV

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are closely monitoring an on-going outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan, China. Cases have been identified in multiple countries, including the United States. Coronaviruses are not a new family of viruses and are common in different species of animals including camels, cattle, cats, and bats.1 

In humans, there are multiple strains that can cause mild respiratory symptoms or even the common cold.  In years prior, other strains have been associated with SARS and MERS. According to the CDC, early cases of 2019-nCoV identified a link to large seafood and live animal market suggesting emergence from an animal reservoir and animal-to-person spread. However, subsequent patients reporting no exposure to animal markets indicate person-to-person spread. 

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