CDC’s laboratory test kit for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (Photo Credit: CDC Website)

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is posting updates on “Situation Summaries” for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The latest summary, taken from the CDC’s website, can be seen at the link, below.  For more information, visit the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html

The summary includes the following recommendations from the CDC:

“While the immediate risk of this new virus to the American public is believed to be low at this time, everyone can do their part to help us respond to this emerging public health threat:

  • It’s currently flu and respiratory disease season and CDC recommends getting a flu vaccine, taking everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of germs, and taking flu antivirals if prescribed.
  • If you are a healthcare provider, be on the look-out for people who recently traveled from China and have fever and respiratory symptoms.
  • If you are a healthcare provider caring for a COVID-19 patient or a public health responder, please take care of yourself and follow recommended infection control procedures.
  • If you have been in China or have been exposed to someone sick with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, you will face some limitations on your movement and activity. Please follow instructions during this time. Your cooperation is integral to the ongoing public health response to try to slow spread of this virus. If you develop COVID-19 symptoms, contact your healthcare provider, and tell them about your symptoms and your travel or exposure to a COVID-19 patient.
  • For people who are ill with COVID-19, please follow CDC guidance on how to reduce the risk of spreading your illness to others.”

 

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