Health Department confirms no local coronavirus cases

Health Department confirms no local coronavirus cases

Children as young as 6 months old can get a shot.

It comes after the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a public health emergency of global concern on Thursday.

During the 2017-2018 flu season, as many as 61,000 people died, and 45 million were sickened. It can occur in adults and can be more serious, which can lead to more deaths.

Preiser said there was no need for South Africans to panic.

"Above all, I feel guilty and remorseful and I reproach myself", Feng Guoqiang, the Communist Party secretary of Wuhan, said in an interview on China's main television network, CCTV. The coronavirus' symptoms present the same as influenza.

While there is no vaccine for novel coronavirus (dubbed 2019-nCoV), the flu vaccine is readily available. China has closed transport in and outside of Wuhan, where the outbreak began.

A week later, the discovery of a previously unknown virus was announced - a coronavirus, which is a family of viruses that include the common cold, SARS and MERS. "Please do not assume that because a person is of Asian descent, that they have this new coronavirus", she said.

'Our greatest concern is for the potential for the virus to spread to countries with weaker health systems, which are ill prepared to deal with it'.

Adams also told reporters that no evidence of human-to-human transmission had been identified at that point in time in the country.

The CDC advises the public to avoid all non-essential travel to China; and recommends people who must travel to China practice health precautions like avoiding contact with people who are sick and practicing good hand hygiene.

Currently, the passengers are under a voluntary 72-hour quarantine as officials check for signs and symptoms.

If you think you have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, contact your primary health care provider. The virus has even led to respiratory illnesses like bronchitis and pneumonia. Elderly people and those with underlying illness seem to have a higher risk of severe illness and death.

U of L spokesperson John Karman said, "We have experts in environmental health and safety on this campus, and we would coordinate with other agencies to address coronavirus or any other similar outbreak situations". In comparison, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports on its website that the seasonal influenza virus has claimed an estimated 10,000 to 25,000 lives in the United States from October 1 through January 25.

It takes about two weeks after you get your vaccination for antibodies to develop and provide protection against the flu.

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