2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19)

WHAT'S HAPPENING?


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Washington State Department of Health announced the first case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States in Washington state on January 21, 2020. The patient had recently returned from Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, where an outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus has been ongoing since December.

Since the initial announcement, the CDC has confirmed fifteen (15) cases in the U.S. (Washington state, Illinois, California, Arizona, Massachusetts. Texasand Wisconsin.  The Fulton County Board of Health (FCBOH) is closely monitoring the outbreak of the virus and regularly coordinating with the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH). DPH has NOT confirmed any 2019 novel coronavirus cases to date in the state of Georgia, however, the situation could change.


CDC HEALTH ALERT: TRAVELERS FROM CHINA

健康预警:来自中国的旅客请注意

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?


Common human coronaviruses, usually cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses, like the common cold. Most people get infected with these viruses at some point in their lives. These illnesses usually only last for a short amount of time.

Symptoms of coronavirus may include:

  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • A general feeling of being unwell


Symptoms of 2019 novel coronavirus may include:

  • Coughing
  • Runny Nose
  • Sneezing
  • Fever
  • Shortness of Breath

If you have traveled to/from China and have symptoms, contact a health care provider.

Healthcare providers who suspect 2019-nCoV infection in a patient should report them immediately to DPH by calling 1-866-PUB-HLTH (1-866-782-4584) and ask for a Medical Epidemiologist.


*Last updated on February 9, 2020

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