There have been several key developments over the past few days:
The World Health Organization declared 2019-nCoV a global health emergency.
The State Department issued a Level 4 Travel Advisory for China (do not travel). The CDC is recommending that travelers avoid all non-essential travel to China,and UC President Janet Napolitano issued a directive requiring UC limit non-essential UC-related travel toChina.
CDC Guidelines forinvestigation have been expanded to include recent travel to mainland China inpeople with severe disease.
A single case oftransmission between close household contacts has been reported in the United States.
Today the first Bay Area case has been reported, in Santa Clara County. Details are notavailable.
Declaring a public health emergency over the coronavirus outbreak, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar today said the president has imposed a temporary ban onentry for foreign nationals who have been to China in the last 14 days. Effective February 2, U.S. citizens returning from mainland China would be subject to health screening and up to 14 days of quarantine.
Update on novel coronavirus preparedness
Message to campus community from UCLA HealthDivision of Infectious Diseases and the Arthur Ashe Student Health Center
UCLA Newsroom | January 31, 2020
To the Campus Community,
As news coverage of the novel coronavirus(2019-nCoV) continues, we wanted to update you on UCLA’s response and preparedness efforts to keep the Bruin community safe.
January 30, 2020
UPDATE: Negative coronavirus test results for third UW student; no confirmed cases and no more tests pending
The UW Advisory Committee on Communicable Diseases (ACCD) announced Thursday that it received negative test results for the third of three students who have been tested for coronavirus. Two students had previously also tested negative, and there are no remaining tests pending among any members of the UW community.
There continue to be no confirmed cases of novel coronavirus among UW community members. As of January 30, there is only one case of confirmed novel coronavirus infectionin Washington state. It is in Snohomish County and is not related to UW.
There are no PUIs within Champaign County at this time. While this situation represents the first person-to-person spread of the virus within the United States, THERE IS NO CHANGE IN CDC RECOMMENDATIONS for prevention or screening.There are now six confirmed cases across the US, with now two in Illinois. It is likely there will be other reported cases of person-to-person spread within the US as further PUIs are fully tested.
McKinley Health Center, and other campus units, have offered surgical masks and recommendations of voluntary self-quarantine as practical considerations for our local campus community with respiratory illness, particularly those students with an epi-link to Wuhan City, China, or the Hubei Province. It is important to note that the CDC DOES NOT CURRENTLY RECOMMEND SURGICAL MASKS, SELF-QUARANTINE, OR CANCELLATION OF EVENTS AS A PUBLIC HEALTH RECOMMENDATION.The University of Illinois is following CDC recommendations and focusing on education outreach and control of the spread of all respiratory illnesses, which are high at this time of year.
Q: WHAT IS 2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS?
A: 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. A novel coronavirus (CoV) is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified.
Q: WHAT IS THE SOURCE OF 2019NOVEL CORONAVIRUS?
A:Public health officials and partners are working hard to identify the source ofthe 2019-nCoV. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people and others that circulate among animals, including camels, cats and bats. Early on, many of the patients in the outbreak in Wuhan, Chin are portedly had some link to a large seafood and animal market, suggesting the virus likely emerged from an animal source. Analysis of the genetic tree of this virus is ongoing to know the specific source of the virus.
Closely Following the Guidance of Health Authorities: Our Student Health Center (SHC) staffhas been in frequent direct contact with state and local health departments, has been in touch with other universities’ health operations, and has been closely following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization. We are in line with the most-up-to-date guidance, which involves:
directly communicating with all the students from affected areas, which we have done several times
advising them about the symptoms of the illness
instructing them to go to the Health Center for evaluation and diagnostic testing if they are demonstrating the symptoms.
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Novel Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions( FAQ)
January 30, 2020
What is the 2019 Novel Coronavirus?
The 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in December 2019. It is part of a larger family of viruses called coronavirus, some of which are in circulation normally and can cause illnesses like the common cold. This Novel Coronavirus is not the same strain coronavirus as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
How does the virus spread?
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the virus is thought to have originated from an animal but is now spreading from person to person. Coronaviruses, including this new one, are thought to spread via exposure to an infected person’s respiratory droplets—such as those produced when a person coughs or sneezes.
Secretary Azar Declares Public Health Emergency for United States for 2019 Novel Coronavirus
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency for the entire United States to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to 2019 novel coronavirus.
“While this virus poses a serious public health threat, the risk to the American public remains low at this time, and we are working to keep this risk low,” Secretary Azar said. “We are committed to protecting the health and safety of all Americans, and this public health emergency declaration is the latest in the series of steps the Trump Administration has taken to protect our country.”