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2019 novel coronavirus update

 

January 31, 2020



The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (named “2019-nCoV”) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and continues to expand. Even though the 2019-nCoV represents a severe public health threat, the risk to individuals is dependent on exposure. For the general American public, who are unlikely to be exposed to this virus, the immediate health risk from the 2019-nCoV is considered LOW.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in many different sp...



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