Novel Coronavirus 2019

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A confirmed case of novel coronavirus 2019 in Snohomish County was announced January 21, 2020. The patient had recently traveled to Wuhan, China.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by the novel (new) coronavirus, which was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. More cases have since been confirmed in the U.S., as well as in other countries.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some of which pass from human to human and others among animals. In rare cases, animal coronaviruses can evolve and infect people. This virus causes fever and respiratory illness.

We are still learning about this virus. The immediate threat to the general American public is considered low. 

The Snohomish Health District, Washington State Department of Health, CDC, and local partners are working together to respond.

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“No one wants to be the first in the nation in these types of situations, but these are the types of situations that public health and its partners train and prepare for," said Dr. Chris Spitters, interim health officer for the Snohomish Health District. "Because of this, everything has been going along quite smoothly.”

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