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  • #16
    Coronavirus: First U.S. patient's doctor gives update, warning

    Jan. 23, 2020 - 5:00 - Dr. George Diaz, Section Chief of Infectious Diseases at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, gives an update on the first patient in the United States to contract the Wuhan coronavirus.
    https://video.foxnews.com/v/6126006366001#sp=show-clips
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    • #17
      ... What is happening?

      On January 21, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Washington State Department of Health announced the first case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States in Washington state.

      The patient recently returned from Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, where an outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus has been ongoing since December.

      2019 novel coronavirus is concerning because it’s a new strain and can cause pneumonia.​

      We will be updating this page daily with the number of confirmed cases and people who are currently being monitored due to having close contact with a confirmed case.
      Snohomish 1
      Close contacts being monitored: 64

      Last updated: Jan 26, 2020 at 3:20 PM.
      ...

      https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus
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      • #18
        They haven't heard from their family in 3 days. Their aunt and uncle have the virus and their parents are quarantined. Food and supplies are running out. They are so upset they closed their business and won't be celebrating the holiday. They are going to collect supplies to send to Wuhan.

        https://komonews.com/news/local/seat...virus-outbreak Seattle restaurant fears for family's life amid Wuhan coronavirus outbreak in Chinaby Suzanne Phan | KOMO News

        Saturday, January 25th 2020

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        • #19
          January 26, 2020

          Three UW students in Seattle screened for novel coronavirus

          Victor Balta
          UW News

          The University of Washington was notified by Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC) that three students from the UW’s Seattle campus are being screened for the novel (new) coronavirus. These three students recently traveled to Wuhan, China, and developed symptoms after returning. One person lives off campus, and that student’s test was negative for infection. Two students live in on-campus housing and are awaiting their test results. These are not confirmed cases. The two students awaiting test results are being monitored by PHSKC and have moved to isolated housing until they are cleared by PHSKC.

          While awaiting test results, the University is working closely with PHSKC to ensure precautions are taken to minimize risk to the campus and others in the community. Testing is a precautionary measure, and PHSKC anticipates most persons tested will not have the infection. None of the UW students were hospitalized, and all are doing very well.

          As of January 26, there is only one case of confirmed novel coronavirus infection in Washington state. It is in Snohomish County and is not related to the UW community.

          We are asking everyone — and, importantly, students in communal living situations, including on-campus housing, fraternities and sororities — to take steps we always recommended to protect yourself and others, and to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, especially during cold and flu season:
          • Stay home when you are sick to prevent others from being exposed to your illness.
          • If you see a health care provider for fever and cough, ask for a surgical mask to help prevent spread of infection when in the health care setting.
          • Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and immediately dispose of the tissue.
          • Wash your hands often and avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
          • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched.

          If you have recently traveled to Wuhan, China, (within 14 days) and are having fever and respiratory symptoms (such as coughing or shortness of breath), contact your primary care provider. Call your health care provider before arriving so they can prepare for your visit.
          UW-related travel

          This coronavirus outbreak began in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. A number of countries, including the United States, have been actively screening incoming travelers from China. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has raised their travel advisory to a level 3: CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Hubei Province, China, including Wuhan. If you have questions about UW-related travel to or from an area with confirmed cases of coronavirus, please contact the UW Office of Global Affairs.

          Coronavirus information

          Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing respiratory illness in people and others circulating among animals. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can evolve and infect people and then spread among people. Several coronaviruses cause the common cold. Other types of previous coronavirus outbreaks have included severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). The CDC states that the current risk to the American public of becoming infected with this novel coronavirus is low.

          How to get additional reliable information
          The University’s Advisory Committee on Communicable Diseases is monitoring the outbreak in coordination with PHSKC. The committee will provide updated information to the campus community as the situation evolves.

          # # #

          CONTACT: Victor Balta, balta@uw.edu

          https://www.washington.edu/news/2020...l-coronavirus/
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          • #20
            News Release


            Contact: Joint Information Center, Washington State Department of Health, (253) 512-7100

            Lisa Stromme Warren, Washington State Department of Health (360) 628-7883

            Update on statewide response to 2019 novel coronavirus


            OLYMPIA – As the investigation into 2019 novel coronavirus continues, the Washington State Department of Health is sharing important data points to help the public understand and track the progress and the work being done statewide. The immediate health risk from novel coronavirus to Washington residents is still considered low at this time.

            Across the state, we have identified 8 persons under investigation (PUI). A person under investigation (PUI) is an ill person with possible 2019 n-CoV infection who is in the process of being tested.

            The current number of close contacts stands at 63. This is the number of people potentially exposed to the virus who are being actively monitored in Washington state. A close contact is a person who has been within about 6 feet of a person with confirmed 2019 n-CoV infection for a prolonged period of time or has had direct contact with secretions from a person with confirmed 2019 n-CoV infection. The definition used in Washington is the same as the CDC definition. We plan to update the number of close contacts daily at 3pm here on the Department of Health website.

            We will update our website daily with:
            • The number of confirmed 2019 novel coronavirus cases in Washington.
            • The number of people who are currently being monitored due to having close contact with a person who is confirmed to have 2019 novel coronavirus.
            • The number of ill persons under investigation (PUI) for possible infection.

            The patient with confirmed 2019 n-CoV is still in satisfactory condition and in the same unit at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett. Providence is coordinating with the CDC, the Department of Health, and the Snohomish Health District to monitor and treat the patient. No discharge date has been set.

            The 2019 novel coronavirus is concerning because it’s a new strain and can cause pneumonia. The Washington State Department of Health wants to ensure that the public is aware of the ways we are working to keep the public informed every day. The multi-agency public response to Washington’s first case of 2019 novel coronavirus is ongoing, as these teams partner to learn more about this emerging issue.

            There are steps people can take to reduce their risk of getting any viral respiratory infections. These include:
            • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
            • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
            • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
            • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces

            It is also important for people to stay at home away from others if they are sick and for people to cover their mouth and nose with a tissue when they cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash their hands

            DOH has established a call center to address questions from the public. If you have questions about what is happening in Washington state, how the virus is spread, and what to do if you have symptoms, please call 1-800-525-0127 and press #.

            More information on 2019 novel coronavirus is available from:
            The DOH website is your source for a healthy dose of information. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Sign up for the DOH blog, Public Health Connection.

            https://www.doh.wa.gov/Newsroom/Arti...el-coronavirus

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            What is happening?


            On January 21, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Washington State Department of Health announced the first case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States in Washington state.

            The patient recently returned from Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, where an outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus has been ongoing since December.

            2019 novel coronavirus is concerning because it’s a new strain and can cause pneumonia.​

            We will update this page daily with:

            Confirmed 2019 novel coronavirus cases in Washington: 1
            Close contacts being monitored: 63
            Persons under investigation (PUI): 8

            Last updated: Jan 27, 2020 at 3:00 PM.


            https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus
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            • #21
              https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/3-s...BE2DJWG4JAOQU/
              By: KIRO 7 News Staff
              Updated: January 27, 2020 - 4:11 PM

              KING COUNTY, Wash.

              ...
              ...UW’s Hall Health had an information station where students could pick up surgical masks on Monday, and many around campus had masks on over their mouths....
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              • #22
                Has anyone seen anything about this persons travel in China? He is stated as returning from Wuhan but his sequence data has been uploaded and it is most closely related to a cluster in Guangdong and some way from the Wuhan sequences. While all the sequences are still very close it would be useful in determining if we are beginning to see tentative host adaption, the other close sequences are from HK and USA-IL not China.

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                • Emily
                  Emily commented
                  Editing a comment
                  Can't add anything as far as his travels but I did find a statement that he is originally from central China. That does not rule out him having visited Guangdong area, of course.

              • #23
                Wed Jan 15, 2020: Man in 30’s said to be originally from central China, arrives at Sea-Tac airport. No symptoms.

                Thurs Jan 16, 2020: He feels ill

                Sun Jan 19, 2020: He goes to clinic with fever and cough

                Mon Jan 20, 2020: Test positive for nCov-2019

                Tue Jan 21, 2020: CDC reported to say: “The gentleman right now is very healthy…” Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett releases statement that he will be in isolation until at least Thursday.

                Tues Jan 28, 2020: WA DOH reports he is still in “satisfactory condition” at Providence and no discharge
                date is determined yet.

                Sources: https://apnews.com/55ca0341f316719af71b16a0b9c05b65
                https://www.doh.wa.gov/Newsroom/Arti...el-coronavirus
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                • #24
                  https://www.washington.edu/news/2020...ults-of-third/
                  January 28, 2020

                  Update: Negative coronavirus test results for two people; awaiting results of third
                  Victor Balta UW News
                  The UW Advisory Committee on Communicable Diseases (ACCD) announced Tuesday that it received negative test results for the second student of three students who have been tested for coronavirus. One student had previously tested negative, and the University anticipates receiving test results this week for the third student tested.

                  There continue to be no confirmed cases of novel coronavirus among UW community members.
                  ...
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                  • #25
                    https://www.washington.edu/news/the-...s-from-the-uw/
                    January 30, 2020 UPDATE: Negative coronavirus test results for third UW student; no confirmed cases and no more tests pending

                    The UW Advisory Committee on Communicable Diseases (ACCD) announced Thursday that it received negative test results for the third of three students who have been tested for coronavirus. Two students had previously also tested negative, and there are no remaining tests pending among any members of the UW community. There continue to be no confirmed cases of novel coronavirus among UW community members.

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                    • #26
                      First Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the United States

                      List of authors.
                      • Michelle L. Holshue, M.P.H.,
                      • Chas DeBolt, M.P.H.,
                      • Scott Lindquist, M.D.,
                      • Kathy H. Lofy, M.D.,
                      • John Wiesman, Dr.P.H.,
                      • Hollianne Bruce, M.P.H.,
                      • Christopher Spitters, M.D.,
                      • Keith Ericson, P.A.-C.,
                      • Sara Wilkerson, M.N.,
                      • Ahmet Tural, M.D.,
                      • George Diaz, M.D.,
                      • Amanda Cohn, M.D.,
                      • et al.,
                      • for the Washington State 2019-nCoV Case Investigation Team*

                      MetricsSummary


                      An outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that began in Wuhan, China, has spread rapidly, with cases now confirmed in multiple countries. We report the first case of 2019-nCoV infection confirmed in the United States and describe the identification, diagnosis, clinical course, and management of the case, including the patient’s initial mild symptoms at presentation with progression to pneumonia on day 9 of illness. This case highlights the importance of close coordination between clinicians and public health authorities at the local, state, and federal levels, as well as the need for rapid dissemination of clinical information related to the care of patients with this emerging infection.On December 31, 2019, China reported a cluster of cases of pneumonia in people associated with the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan, Hubei Province.1On January 7, 2020, Chinese health authorities confirmed that this cluster was associated with a novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV.2 Although cases were originally reported to be associated with exposure to the seafood market in Wuhan, current epidemiologic data indicate that person-to-person transmission of 2019-nCoV is occurring.3-6 As of January 30, 2020, a total of 9976 cases had been reported in at least 21 countries,7 including the first confirmed case of 2019-nCoV infection in the United States, reported on January 20, 2020. Investigations are under way worldwide to better understand transmission dynamics and the spectrum of clinical illness. This report describes the epidemiologic and clinical features of the first case of 2019-nCoV infection confirmed in the United States.

                      Case Report


                      On January 19, 2020, a 35-year-old man presented to an urgent care clinic in Snohomish County, Washington, with a 4-day history of cough and subjective fever. On checking into the clinic, the patient put on a mask in the waiting room. After waiting approximately 20 minutes, he was taken into an examination room and underwent evaluation by a provider. He disclosed that he had returned to Washington State on January 15 after traveling to visit family in Wuhan, China. The patient stated that he had seen a health alert from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the novel coronavirus outbreak in China and, because of his symptoms and recent travel, decided to see a health care provider.
                      ...
                      Full paper available at: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.105...jmO7T4.twitter
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                      • #27
                        There are interviews with UW and WA state infectious disease experts at this link:

                        https://komonews.com/news/local/doct...een-successful
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                        • #28
                          Snohomish County man with novel coronavirus discharged from hospital

                          Feb. 3, 2020 at 12:46 pm Updated Feb. 3, 2020 at 1:04 pm
                          The first person in the United States to be diagnosed with the novel coronavirus has been discharged from an Everett hospital. The Snohomish County man had been treated in isolation at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett since Jan. 19.


                          Since being discovered in Wuhan, a city of 11 million people in central China, the new virus is reported to have sickened more than 17,000 people and killed more than 360. As of Monday, 11 people in the United States had tested positive for the virus, and none has died; the Snohomish County man is the only case in Washington...https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle...S_seattle-news
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                          • #29
                            https://komonews.com/news/local/nort...uarantine-site
                            Fire training facility near North Bend to be used as coronavirus quarantine site by KOMO News Staff and Suzanne Phan
                            Wednesday, February 5th 2020
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                            • #30
                              The state got a lot of grief about the North Bend location. The use of RV's makes sense but this latest choice has some issues...

                              https://www.kiro7.com/home/shoreline...HFVTPJDSPHEF4/
                              By: KIRO 7 News Staff and Deedee Sun
                              Updated: February 7, 2020 - 7:51 PM

                              SHORELINE, Wash.

                              However, people who have family members at the Fircrest RHC, also called Fircrest School, are concerned. The campus supports about 200 people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

                              “I’m emotionally involved because this is my daughter’s home,” said Chris Hartzog, during the question-and-answer portion of a community meeting on Friday afternoon. “I feel like this is a very bad choice -- it’s a highly populated area. You’ve got some of the most fragile and vulnerable people in the state living here."

                              Wiesman responded that the state is still looking for other possible sites, and added that one positive of RVs is that if another location is identified, the site can be easily moved.
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