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.
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There’s a deadly virus spreading from state to state. It preys on the most vulnerable, striking the sick and the old without mercy.
Expect more cases internationally and in the US, including possibly locally, before the outbreak ends.
Washington state officials are monitoring 50 close contacts of man who was diagnosed earlier this week with the new coronavirus infection
Risk from infection locally is low. Robot treating local case. Outbreak not a global health emergency yet, WHO. Panic and conspiracy theories on social media.
Human coronaviruses (CoV)have long been regarded as relatively benign causes of the common cold. In recent years, however, new highly pathogenic CoV emerged.
Even though a local resident has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus infection, the risk of infection from novel coronavirus is low to the general public.
Officials are following up on 16 local individuals who were exposed to the Snohomish County resident who contracted the 2019 novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China.
Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County, answers questions about the 2019 novel coronavirus and what we might expect.
The man arrived in Snohomish County after traveling from Wuhan City, China, where an outbreak of of the virus, 2019-nCoV, has been underway since December.