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Resources and Information on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

February 05, 2020 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: General

As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) continue to monitor the outbreak of coronavirus, FAH will compile relevant, up-to-date information and resources. For more information, visit the CDC website here.

  • The CDC, in collaboration with the WHO, is monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus first identified by Chinese authorities in Wuhan, Hubei province, China on December 31, 2019. The first U.S. case was announced in Washington state, January 21, 2020
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) International Health Regulations Committee reconvened on January 30 on Novel Coronavirus in China and declared the outbreak a global public health emergency
  • Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced on January 31st that the coronavirus has been declared a public health emergency in the U.S. Currently, U.S. citizens returning from Hubei province will be subject to a 14-day quarantine, while other Americans who traveled elsewhere in China will be instructed to self-monitor for possible symptoms.