MMWR Updates: Initial Public Health Response and Interim Clinical Guidance for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak; and Persons Evaluated for 2019 Novel Coronavirus — United States, January 2020
Dear COCA Partners and Subscribers, we would like to notify you of two recently released Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWRs) about novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
The first report, Initial Public Health Response and Interim Clinical Guidance for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak — United States, December 31, 2019–February 4, 2020 (MMWR Weekly/February 7, 2020. On February 5, 2020, this report was posted online as an MMWR Early Release.), describes 9 of the first 11 U.S. 2019-nCoV patients who were exposed in Wuhan, China. CDC expects more U.S. cases and is collaborating with multiple other federal agencies, state and local health departments, and other partners to implement aggressive measures to substantially slow U.S. transmission of 2019-nCoV, including identifying U.S. cases and contacts and managing travelers arriving from mainland China to the United States. Interim guidance is available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html and will be updated as more information becomes available.
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