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2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCOV) [Fact Sheet]   [open pdf - 86KB]

From the Document: "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of novel coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, and continues to expand. As news spread, military health officials say that an informed, common sense approach minimizes the chances of getting sick. Anyone contracting a respiratory illness shouldn't assume novel coronavirus; it is far more likely to be a more common malady. In fact, influenza is far more commonplace. However, patients who traveled to China in the past 14 days with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, should seek medical care right away. Because novel coronavirus is new, there is as yet no immunization nor specific treatment. Care providers are instead treating the symptoms--acetaminophen to reduce fever, lozenges and other treatments to soothe sore throats, and, for severe cases, ventilators to help patients breathe."

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2020?
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U.S. Department of Defense: https://www.defense.gov/
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