Are You Ready to Handle a Coronavirus Case?

February 05, 2020

As the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak that began in Wuhan, China, has spread to other countries, clinicians throughout the world face a challenge in recognizing and responding to potential cases.

National public health authorities such as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have developed guidance documents and checklists. But for clinicians, "It's not good enough to just download CDC's guidance," said Daniel Lucey, MD, an infectious disease expert at Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC. "Use it to make your own local plan and know what to do 24/7."

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