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 Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV

Updated February 7, 2020

An outbreak beginning in Wuhan City, China caused by 2019 Novel Coronavirus is being monitored closely by the CDC, the Illinois Department of Public Health, and the Kendall County Health Department. Chinese health officials have reported thousands of infections in China and infection has spread worldwide. On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared this outbreak a "public health emergency of international concern" (WHO).


How It Spreads

The CDC believes person-to-person spread is occurring among close contacts (people within 6 feet of each other), and is mostly occurring via respiratory droplets that are produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, then inhaled or land in mouths or noses. The CDC is unclear whether 2019-nCoV can be spread from touching a surface the virus is on and then touching their own face. The virus is thought to be most contagious when an individual is showing symptoms

It is unknown at this time whether people with no symptoms can transmit the virus.

For guidance on cleaning and disinfection for schools and the workplace, please refer to the CDC Prevention Actions for flu

Signs and Symptoms

Symptoms of 2019-nCoV mimic those of the common cold or respiratory illness. If any of these symptoms persist, please call your healthcare provider or the Health Department:

  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Runny nose
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath

Information for Travelers

Along with the travel advisory shown above, the CDC has several key points:

  • The CDC and Department of State recommends that travelers avoid all travel to China and flights are now being rerouted from China to these airports.
  • Preliminary information suggests that older adults and people with underlying health conditions may be at increased risk for severe disease from this virus.
  • Chinese officials have closed transport within and out of Wuhan and other cities in the Hubei province.
  • Travelers from China to the United States, and other countries, will be asked about their health and travel history upon arrival.
  • After arrival into the United States, travelers from China should monitor themselves for 14 days after arrival and avoid contact with other is symptoms show


For further information regarding travel advisories, prevention information, as well as clinician information, please refer to the CDC Website or the Illinois Department of Public Health.  

For more information and up-to-date news on the ongoing spread and global investigation into the spread of 2019 Novel Coronavirus please refer to the WHO website. 

For 24/7 case mapping, please refer to the Johns Hopkins website.

Frequently Asked Questions

Content Source: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention


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