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Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Update: First Confirmed Case in Arizona

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Arizona Health Alert Network

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As of January 26, 2020, there has been one confirmed case of 2019-nCoV in Arizona. This is one of five confirmed cases (all travel associated) reported to date within the United States. This is a rapidly evolving situation, and information will be updated on the ADHS website as it becomes available.

Arizona clinicians are recommended to:

  • Mask and isolate patients presenting with acute respiratory illness and recent travel from Wuhan City, China in the last 14 days of symptom onset.
  • Immediately notify your healthcare facility‚Äôs infection control personnel and local healthdepartment.
  • Healthcare personnel encountering a suspect patient should use standard precautionscontact precautions, airborne precautions, and use eye protection (e.g., goggles or a face shield).
  • Obtain a detailed travel history for patients being evaluated with fever and acute respiratory illness.
  • Consider testing for seasonal respiratory illnesses, like influenza.
  • Coordinate with the local health department for specimen collection, transport, and testing for suspect cases.

The Arizona Department of Health Services and local health departments are coordinating surveillance, infection control, and communication with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding 2019-nCoV.

 

For up to date information for providers, please visit the ADHS website. For general national information, visit the CDCwebsite. If you have any questions, please contact your local health department.

Thank you,
Arizona Health Alert Network

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