Coronavirus Confirmed – Let our experts help with your questions and coverage of this emerging storyJanuary 21, 20202 min read
It’s here – and Washington State gets the unfortunate honor of being the location of the first confirmed case of Coronavirus on American soil.
“The patient in Washington state, a resident of Snohomish County, is a male in his 30s. The CDC said the man arrived in the U.S. around Jan. 15 after visiting Wuhan. He had not, however, visited the seafood market where this virus is said to have originated.”
What is a coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that can cause a range of symptoms including a runny nose, cough, sore throat and fever. Some are mild, while others are more likely to lead to pneumonia. They're usually spread through direct contact with an infected person.
The coronavirus gets its name from the crown-like spikes on its surface, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Corona is Latin for crown.) Including the newly identified form of the virus, there are a total of seven coronaviruses that can infect humans, the CDC says."
January 21 – NBC News
But how safe are Americans – and a lot of concerns to be addressed
- How is the virus transmitted?
- Are there simple and easy ways to diagnose simples?
- What preventable practices can be put in place?
- Are there vaccines or how long will it take to develop and distribute a vaccination program?
- And is America better equipped to handle this since the SARS epidemic?
There are a lot of questions – and that’s where our experts can help.
Dr. Sweeney is the Founding Dean of the School of Pharmacy at Cedarville University. He is an expert in health and wellness and advanced medical equipment. Dr. Sweeney is available to speak to media regarding this topic – simply click on his icon to arrange an interview.
Marc Sweeney, Pharm.D. Professor of Pharmacy Practice
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