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Posted on: February 6, 2020

2019 Novel Coronavirus Hotline

2019-nCoV - Novel Coronavirus

If you have recently traveled to China and feel sick with fever, cough, or trouble breathing, you should:

  • Seek medical care right away. Call ahead and tell them about your travel and symptoms.
  • Avoid contact with others. Stay home, except for seeking medical care.
  • Avoid further travel until the illness resolves.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Symptoms -  

The 2019 novel coronavirus may cause mild to severe respiratory symptoms like:

  • cough
  • fever
  • trouble breathing and
  • pneumonia

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believes at this time that symptoms may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus. For current information about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, go to the CDC microsite at:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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