Medical Alert: Novel Coronavirus Outbreak 2020

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Please call the clinic before coming in if you have a fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath

On January 21, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Washington State Department of Health announced the first case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States in Washington State. The patient recently returned from Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, where an outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus has been ongoing since December. 2019 novel coronavirus is concerning because it’s a new strain and can cause pneumonia.
• Confirmed Cases: 1 Snohomish County
• Close contacts being monitored: 43 Last updated: Jan 23, 2020 at 3:00 PM.

How is it spread?

Human coronaviruses most commonly spread from an infected person to others through:
• The air by coughing and sneezing
• Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
• Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands
• Rarely, fecal contamination

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of coronavirus are similar to influenza and the common cold and may include:
• Runny nose
• Headache
• Cough
• Sore throat
• Fever
• A general feeling of being unwell

**If you, or someone you know, have traveled to/from Wuhan City AND have symptoms, contact a health care provider.