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  • US - Media Advisory: CDC Telebriefing: Update on 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) today January 30, 2020 at 12:30pm ET

    From: " (CDC)" <sohco@CDC.GOV> [Add to Address Book]
    Subject: Media Advisory: CDC Telebriefing: Update on 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
    Date: Jan 30, 2020 10:22 AM

    Media Advisory

    For Immediate Release
    Thursday, January 30, 2020

    Contact: CDC Media Relations
    (404) 639-3286

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

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide an update on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus response.
    Robert R. Redfield, M.D., Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Nancy Messonnier, M.D., Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
    12:30 p.m. ET Thursday, January 30, 2020
    Media: 800-857-9756
    International Media: 1-212-287-1647
    PASSCODE: redacted

    Non-Media: 888-795-0855

    International Non-Media: 1-630-395-0498
    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:

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    Teleconference notes:

    CDC is announcing a situation of person to person spread in the US

    Immediate risk to the general public is low

    Have already seen transmission to close contacts of people infected from China related people

    2nd case in Illinois, is a Chicago resident and is the spouse of the China travel related patient, between 2 very close contacts - a wife and husband

    Not recommending general public to take additional precautions

    People in Illinois are at low risk.

    21 patients under investigation in Illinois

    Actively monitoring all close contacts

    Not spreading widely in communities

    Woman in her 60s who returned from Wuhan, China is Illinois' 1st patient. The 2nd case is her husband. He was exposed to his spouse while she was symptomatic.

    CDC conducts ill passenger screening in all 20 CDC traveler stations

    Everyone entering from China will get a info card

    Very serious public health situation, looking to see more cases, will be more person to person spread of close contacts

    Does not recommend face mask use for general public

    If you are a traveler from the impacted area be alert to fever and cough, and/or if you are a contact of a confirmed case contact health provider

    Wash hands, cover your cough, take care of yourself, stay aware of the situation

    How to gauge degree of illness? Information about degree of illness - seeing that it starts with fever, shortness of breath, more severe in older adults and those with underlying diseases.

    Inculation period is still estimated to be 2 - 14 days

    The husband did not travel. Reaching out to his contacts. He did not attend mass gatherings.

    Last edited by sharon sanders; January 30, 2020, 01:01 PM.


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      I did attend meeting.