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February 23, 2020
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University Health Services has posted the latest information on the Coronavirus on its home page. At present, there are no known cases in the campus community.
This information will be kept up to date.
University Health Services advises persons who recently traveled from Wuhan or other affected areas (in the past 14 days) or have had close contact with some suspected of having an infection with the novel coronavirus to watch for flu-like symptoms (fever > 100.4 orally and respiratory symptoms such as sore throat, cough, or difficulty breathing); and if experiencing symptoms, use a face mask, and seek immediate medical care.
If you are asymptomatic (not experiencing symptoms) you do not have to be seen by a provider.
If you have traveled recently to Wuhan, China, had close contact with someone who has been confirmed with, or is being evaluated for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, you should:
Students should call University Health Services for medical care, 513-556-2564. Faculty and staff should call Employee Health at Holmes Hospital, 513-584-4457, as well as their personal healthcare provider.
Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds frequently. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer. Avoid contact with sick people and stay home if you are sick.
Human coronaviruses are common throughout the world. Seven different known coronaviruses can infect people and make them sick. Some were identified many years ago and some more recently.
Symptoms are similar to other respiratory viruses. If you have these symptoms, it does not necessarily mean you have this new virus! Unless you have recently traveled to Wuhan, China or have been around someone ill with this new virus, your risk of getting sick is near zero.
Other early symptoms to look for include:
Unless you have recently traveled from China or have been around someone ill with this new virus, your risk of getting sick is low. If you have traveled from China and are, experiencing signs and symptoms contact University Health Services or your own physician.
While Centers for Disease Control considers this a serious public health concern, based on current location, the immediate health risk to the general American public is considered low at this time.