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Whatever airlines do, viruses will always catch a lift on aircraft. This doesn’t mean these interventions have no benefit, but it is likely to be modest.
Health officials are working on identifying several suitable locations for coronavirus quarantine sites to house people without symptoms who arrive from China.
Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County explains the purpose of quarantine and whether it can be effective now,
R0 – the reproduction number – indicates the intensity of an outbreak. R0 is the number of cases, on average, an infected person will cause while infectious.
What is PHEIC? Why did WHO act now? What will it change?
Passengers who are ill will be isolated from others, evaluated at the airport and, if needed, safely taken to a hospital for further medical evaluation.
Trump administration announces mandatory quarantines in response to coronavirus. China accuses US of spreading fear and panic over coronavirus outbreak.
US to quarantine US citizens who have been in Hubei, China, require self-quarantine for those coming from other parts of China.
The quarantine will last 14 days from when the plane left Wuhan, China. Measure is necessary to prevent the transmission and spread of this virus in the U.S
While there is not currently sustained transmission of the virus in the US, the situation continues to evolve, and health officials continue to be vigilant.
With initial symptoms that resemble other diseases, many people are wondering how to know whether to seek medical help.
Case in Snohomish grabbed national headlines, but it didn’t rattle the local health workers who had recently geared up to handle another infectious disease.
Scientists are just getting started, but their vaccine development strategy will benefit from work that has been done on closely related viruses, SARS and MERS
The immediate health risk from novel coronavirus to Washington residents is still considered low at this time.