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Health officials throughout the world are monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (termed “2019-nCoV”) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which continues to expand. Chinese health officials have reported over 60,000 infections with 2019-nCoV in China, including outside of Hubei Province. Infections with 2019-nCoV also are being reported in a growing number of international locations, including the United States, where 15 cases have been confirmed in six states (AZ, CA, IL, WA, MA, TX) as of February 13, 2020.

INPREPared.org is following the situation closely, and will provide updates and relevant links on this site as the outbreak progresses.

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Information Summary

The U.S. Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention are constantly monitoring the status of the recent coronavirus outbreak throughout the world and in the United States.

The most up-to-date information about the coronavirus can be found on the CDC Coronavirus Summary Page.

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Travel Information

The CDC has recommended travel restrictions for the areas in China where the coronavirus outbreak is centered. If you or your family members plan to travel to China soon, please check the CDC Travel Advisory regularly.

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Outbreak Map

Johns Hopkins University is maintaining a real time interactive map highlighting the progress of the disease outbreak throughout the world.

CLICK HERE to access the map.

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Online Pandemic/Epidemic Trainings

Community leaders, emergency personnel, and others involved with emergency response can access the following online training programs to learn more about managing disease outbreaks.

Epidemic Preparedness For Community Organizations (Extension Disaster Education Network)

Introduction to Continuity of Operations Planning for Pandemic Influenzas (Federal Emergency Management Agency)

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Prevention & Treatment

There is currently no vaccine to prevent 2019-nCoV infection. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus.  Everyday preventive actions, which are the same as those used to slow the spread of flu, will help prevent the spread of other respiratory viruses such as 2019-nCoV.

CDC Coronavirus Prevention & Treatment Site

CDC "Fight Flu" Fact Sheet (pdf)

PREPnote - Protecting Yourself against Coronavirus, Flu, and other Respiratory Illnesses

 FS-36 How to Prevent Wuhan Coronavirus Infection: Lessons from Norovirus Prevention - Purdue Extension (pdf)

Chinese Translations of FS-36:

FS-36 Traditional Chinese (pdf)

FS-36 Simplified Chinese (pdf)

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Purdue Students, Staff, & Faculty

Purdue University’s Public Health Emergency Planning Committee is actively monitoring the status of novel coronavirus 2019.  No cases are currently reported on campus or in Indiana.  Purdue University Student Health Services (PUSH) will evaluate the situation and provide recommendations for students.

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Novel Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions (PUSH)

Purdue Suspends Travel to China (Feb. 1)

Balancing flu risks and deaths while everyone’s talking about coronavirus (Purdue News - Feb. 14)

If you need more information contact: inprepared@purdue.edu.

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