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  • US - Media Advisory: CDC Telebriefing: Update on 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Today at 10 am ET - January 24, 2020

    Subject: Media Advisory: CDC Telebriefing: Update on 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
    Date: Jan 24, 2020 8:06 AM

    Media Advisory

    Content Embargoed until 11 a.m. ET
    Friday, January 24, 2020

    Contact: CDC Media Relations
    (404) 639-3286

    CDC Telebriefing: Update on 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    What The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide an update on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus response.

    Who Nancy Messonnier, M.D., Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

    When 10 a.m. ET Friday, January 24, 2020


    Media: 800-857-9756
    Non-Media: 888-795-0855
    INTERNATIONAL: 1-212-287-1647
    PASSCODE: redacted

    Important Instructions
    Due to anticipated high volume, please plan to dial in to the telebriefing 15 minutes before the start time.

    If you would like to ask a question during the call, press *1 on your touchtone phone. Press *2 to withdraw your question. You may queue up at any time. You will hear a tone to indicate your question is pending.

    A transcript will be available following the briefing at CDC’s web site:

  • #2
    I will be posting notes on the teleconference at 11:01 am in this space.


    • #3

      A 2nd travel related 2019-nCov case confirmed in Chicago, Illinois.

      January 13 returned from Wuhan, China. A few days later developed symptoms and was placed in hospital in isolation. Woman in 60s. Stable condition. Remains hospitalized for infection control. She was not symptomatic while flying. Not a lot of contacts. Was mostly at home. Did not take any public transportation.

      63 people being monitored in the US in 22 states. List will be posted next week. Of the 63, 11 have tested negative. Other patient samples are being processed.

      Have screened 2000 people from 200 flights. Approx. numbers.

      Chicago public health making list of patient's contacts. Immediate contacts are not symptomatic at this time.

      On Washington state patient - so far contacts are not symptomatic.

      Not releasing info about Chicago patient's movements in Wuhan. Was not traveling with other people.

      Re-evaluating border screening as more info. is developing. A balance and shifting will be implemented in border control.

      Test kits are being expediated as soon as possible.

      Incubation period of approx. 2 weeks.

      Testing respiratory samples and sometimes blood in people monitored.

      People need to check for mild illness...working to understand full spectrum of illness in this virus. Focusing on fever and respiratory symptoms now. Asking public to err on side of caution and self report fever and respiratory systems if have travel history.

      CDC asking people to
      call ahead to their medical providers if they have respiratory + fever symptoms so providers can have infection controls ready. Or suspect they might have 2019-nCov (maybe other mild symptoms?) with a travel history.

      Test takes about 4 hours to give results.

      Situation in China developing rapidly. Working directly with China partners to get info as well as W.H.O.

      Chicago officials will not name the hospital at this time. May share if conditions change. i.e. spread in hospital etc.

      Early days - accumlating info. can't compare to SARS. 2019-nCov data is preliminary.


      • #4
        News thread here:

        US - A second US case of deadly coronavirus has been confirmed, this time in Illinois