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    BREAKING: Wisconsin dept. of health confirms first case of coronavirus in the statehttps://twitter.com/CNBCnow/status/1225133857713934336
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    Wisconsin has a case of the new coronavirus that emerged in China in December, state health officials said Wednesday.

    Officials didn't say where in the state the person lives, adding that the information will be released later in the day.

    The person, an adult, was evaluated and tested at UW Hospital's emergency room but not admitted to the hospital, said Dr. Ryan Westergaard, chief medical officer for the state Department of Health Services.

    The person, who is being isolated at home, traveled in China in the past two weeks and came into contact with someone who had a confirmed case of the disease, Westergaard said...https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/h...ign=user-share
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    • #3
      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
      February 5, 2020
      CONTACT:

      Jennifer Miller, 608-266-1683
      Elizabeth Goodsitt, 608-266-1683

      2019 Novel Coronavirus Case is Confirmed in Wisconsin

      Risk to Wisconsin Public Remains Low


      The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), UW Hospital and Clinics, the local health department, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have confirmed the first case of 2019 novel coronavirus in Wisconsin. The case was confirmed at the CDC. The immediate health risk to the general public for contracting this virus is low.

      The patient is an adult with a history of travel to Beijing, China prior to becoming ill and was exposed to known cases while in China. The individual is isolated at home, and is doing well. Out of respect for the privacy of the patient and their household, this is the only information that is available.

      While the risk to the general public remains low, DHS, UW Hospital and Clinics, the local health department, and the CDC are working together to prevent disease transmission by evaluating close contacts of the patient and health care personnel who cared for the patient.

      “DHS is operating with an abundance of caution and is working very closely with the local health department and UW Hospital and Clinics to ensure that this patient and any close contacts are closely monitored,” said State Health Officer Jeanne Ayers. “The risk of getting sick from 2019 novel coronavirus in Wisconsin is very low. We are responding aggressively to the situation and monitoring all developments. We are committed to keeping the public fully informed and will continue to provide updates as this situation unfolds.”

      “UW Health has taken precautions, including ongoing staff training and recently expanding our travel history questions,” said UW Health Medical Director of Infection Control Dr. Nasia Safdar. “Since initial treatment at University Hospital, the patient has been self-quarantined at home. We are coordinating with the CDC, DHS, and local health authorities.”

      Symptoms of the virus include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, which may appear anywhere from two to 14 days after someone is exposed to the virus. Symptoms have ranged from a mild illness (like a common cold) to severe pneumonia requiring hospitalization. We are encouraging travelers returning from China or contacts of patients with a confirmed case who become ill to let their health care providers know of their possible exposure before arriving at the health care facility.

      The steps that all Wisconsin residents can take to help prevent the spread of this virus are the same as those used to protect against colds and flu: cover your coughs and sneezes, wash hands frequently, and stay home when you’re sick. Influenza and other seasonal respiratory viruses are common in Wisconsin at this time of year.

      Updates on the 2019 novel coronavirus, including case counts, are available on the DHS Outbreaks and Investigations webpage by 2 p.m. on weekdays.

      https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/news/releases/020520.htm
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      • #4
        UW Health Statement on First Reported Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus in Wisconsin

        Madison, Wisconsin - On Thursday, January 30, 2020, a patient presented at the University Hospital emergency department. They had recently traveled to Beijing, China, and interacted with individuals from Wuhan, China, and presented with symptoms consistent with the virus upon their return to Madison.

        Specimen samples were sent to the State Division of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and results came back positive on February 5. The case was reported to the state Department of Health Services immediately upon discovery.

        Dr. Nasia Safdar, Medical Director of Infection Control at UW Health stated, "UW Health has taken precautions, including ongoing staff training and recently expanding our travel history questions. Since initial treatment at University Hospital, the patient has been self-quarantined at home."

        The hospital has taken precautions and staff training is ongoing. Any patient demonstrating symptoms and travel history is immediately masked and put in a private room. Healthcare personnel entering the room wear appropriate head and body protection.

        The main symptoms of the novel Coronavirus include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Chinese authorities reported that the cause of this viral pneumonia was initially identified as a new type of coronavirus, different from any other human coronaviruses discovered so far. The source of this new virus is not yet known.

        UW Health is coordinating with DHS, Public Health of Madison/Dane County and with the Centers for Disease Control.

        Date Published: 02/05/2020

        https://www.uwhealth.org/news/2019-n...onavirus/53149
        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
        -Nelson Mandela

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        • #5
          15 people tested for coronavirus in Wisconsin, still only 1 confirmed case

          Posted: February 10, 2020 2:13 PM
          MADISON, Wis. — There are now fifteen Wisconsin residents being monitored for conravirus, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

          All 15 people underwent testing. As of Monday, 13 tests for coronavirus have come back negative, one came back positive and one person’s test results are still pending...https://www.channel3000.com/15-peopl...onfirmed-case/
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          • #6
            DHS: 14 people being tested for coronavirus in Wisconsin

            24 cases have come back negative

            Posted: March 5, 2020 2:30 PM
            Health officials said a total of 39 people have now been tested, with 24 of those results coming back negative.

            Only one tested positive for coronavirus, and that person has since been released from isolation.https://www.channel3000.com/dhs-14-p...-in-wisconsin/
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            • #7
              Source: https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news...d-in-wisconsin

              Second case of coronavirus confirmed in Wisconsin
              Posted: 5:47 PM, Mar 09, 2020
              Updated: 7:15 PM, Mar 09, 2020
              By: Jordan Mickle

              The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) says a second person has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

              Officials say the person was exposed while traveling within the U.S. and is staying at home in Pierce County...

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              • #8
                Source: http://www.hngnews.com/milton_courie...510550625.html

                Third case of COVID-19 confirmed in Wisconsin
                13 min ago

                The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and Public Health Madison and Dane County announced today that a third person has tested positive for COVID-19. The person was exposed while traveling in the United States and is currently isolated at home. County health officials are working to determine the people who have been in contact with the patient to isolate or quarantine people and test those who are exhibiting symptoms.

                “We are working with our local health departments to make sure everyone who has been in contact with our confirmed cases is notified. We continue to urge state residents to take precautions to avoid illness,” said State Health Officer Jeanne Ayers. “As guidance is evolving, it’s important for people to monitor the DHS and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) websites for the latest information and guidance on COVID-19.”...

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                • KDMH
                  KDMH commented
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                  Is anyone aware of the location of the 3rd case, in Dane County? I would like to know if it was Madison or another community that the person moved about.

              • #9
                Source: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/outbreaks/index.htm


                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
                March 11, 2020
                Contact:
                Jennifer Miller, 608-266-1683
                Elizabeth Goodsitt, 608-266-1683

                Three Additional Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Wisconsin

                New guidance for people who have been on a cruise in Egypt The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Fond du Lac County Health Department, and Waukesha County Public Health Department announced today that a fourth, fifth, and sixth person have tested positive for COVID-19 in our state.
                The Waukesha County patient was exposed while traveling in the United States and internationally, and is currently isolated at home. Both Fond du Lac County patients were exposed while traveling, one in the U.S. and one internationally. One patient is hospitalized, while the other person is isolated at home. County health officials are working to determine the people who have been in contact with the patients to isolate or quarantine people and test those who are exhibiting symptoms.
                Additionally, DHS is issuing new guidance for travelers on a cruise in Egypt:
                • If you were on a cruise in Egypt and you have symptoms like fever or respiratory illness, call your provider to be tested and quarantine at home immediately.
                • If you were on a cruise in Egypt and do not have symptoms, call your local health department and quarantine at home immediately.
                • If you have been in close contact with someone who has been on a cruise in Egypt and is ill, you also need to quarantine at home and inform your local health department.
                “Additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 weren't unexpected as this illness spreads across the country. These latest confirmed cases should remind us how important it is to follow the recommended steps to prevent illness and contain the spread of COVID-19,” said State Health Officer Jeanne Ayers. “We continue to urge state residents to monitor the DHS COVID 19 webpage and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) websites for updated guidance on this evolving health situation.”
                These cases come after two Dane County residents and one Pierce County resident tested positive for COVID-19. The first Dane county case was confirmed on February 5; that person isolated at home and has now recovered after testing negative for COVID-19. The other two cases were announced earlier this week and both individuals are isolated at their homes.
                People who have traveled in the past 14 days to places where there is community spread of COVID-19 (international and domestic locations) are asked to self-quarantine and monitor for symptoms for 14 days. If symptoms like fever, cough, or difficulty breathing are present, they should contact their local health department and health care provider for possible testing. People should call ahead before arriving at a health care facility for testing.
                Fond du Lac County Public Health, Waukesha County Public Health, and DHS responsibilities include:
                • Identifying and contacting anyone who has been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19. These people are asked to quarantine themselves for 14 days from their exposure and will be monitored for fever and respiratory symptoms. People with symptoms are tested for COVID-19.
                • Performing follow-up testing for individuals who test positive to determine when a person can be released from isolation.
                • Providing guidance to clinicians regarding testing.
                • Preparing Wisconsin for community spread of COVID-19.
                "We are working with our partners and local hospital systems to ensure we are getting residents the care and testing they need to ensure we are protecting the community as a whole," said Kimberly Mueller, Health Officer with the Fond du Lac County Health Department.
                As we begin to see more spread of COVID-19 in the U.S., we want people to be prepared for actions that may be disruptive but are necessary to slow the spread of disease, such as temporary closures of colleges and universities, child care facilities and schools, workplace social distancing, and measures like replacing in-person meetings with teleworking and modifying, postponing, or canceling mass gatherings.
                “Waukesha County is working with the state to manage this situation and to mitigate the community spread of COVID-19 as much as possible,” said Benjamen Jones, Waukesha County Public Health Officer. “The best things residents can do is follow simple CDC guidance to protect themselves by doing things like washing their hands and staying home if they’re sick.”
                People should follow simple steps to avoid getting sick, including:
                • Frequent and thorough handwashing with soap and water.
                • Covering coughs and sneezes.
                • Avoiding touching your face.
                • Staying home when sick.
                Source: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/news/releases/031120.htm

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                • #10
                  Source: https://www.channel3000.com/number-o...nsin-up-to-19/

                  ...MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin health officials are warning parents to prepare contingency plans for school closures as the number of coronavirus infections in the state continues to rise.

                  The state Department of Health Services said the number of confirmed cases as of Friday afternoon stood at 19, up from eight on Thursday. Officials said the number of cases went up because of national spread of the virus, and it was expected that numbers would rise.

                  There are new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Dane, Milwaukee, Racine and Sheboygan counties, DHS said Friday...

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                  • #11
                    Source: https://www.wbay.com/content/news/Wi...1.html?ref=851

                    ...The DHS says the following counties have cases reported:

                    Dane - six total cases
                    Fond du Lac - six total cases
                    Milwaukee - six total cases
                    Sheboygan - three total cases
                    Waukesha - three total cases
                    Pierce - one total case
                    Racine - one total case
                    Winnebago - one total case..

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                    • #12
                      Source: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/outbreaks/index.htm
                      Wisconsin COVID-19 Test Results

                      Negative 313
                      Positive 32
                      Positive: Recovered 1
                      Total Positive 33
                      More labs across the country are able to test for COVID-19. And now, Wisconsin clinicians can order tests without public health approval. Since tests are widely available, we will no longer report the number of people under investigation.
                      Dane 6
                      Fond du Lac 11
                      Milwaukee 7
                      Pierce 1
                      Racine 1
                      Sheboygan 3
                      Waukesha 3
                      Winnebago 1
                      Total 33

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                      • #13
                        Source: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/outbreaks/index.htm

                        Wisconsin COVID-19 Test Results
                        Negative 504
                        Positive 47
                        More labs across the country are able to test for COVID-19. And now, Wisconsin clinicians can order tests without public health approval. Since tests are widely available, we will no longer report the number of people under investigation.
                        Number of Positive Results by County
                        Dane 10
                        Fond du Lac 11
                        Milwaukee 13
                        Outagamie 1
                        Pierce 1
                        Racine 1
                        Sheboygan 3
                        Waukesha 3
                        Winnebago 3
                        Wood 1
                        Total 47

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                        • #14
                          Source: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/outbreaks/index.htm


                          Wisconsin COVID-19 Test Results
                          Negative 1038
                          Positive 72
                          More labs across the country are able to test for COVID-19. And now, Wisconsin clinicians can order tests without public health approval. Since tests are widely available, we will no longer report the number of people under investigation.
                          Number of Positive Results by County
                          Dane* 19
                          Fond du Lac 11
                          Kenosha* 4
                          Milwaukee* 24
                          Outagamie 1
                          Pierce 1
                          Racine 1
                          Sheboygan 3
                          Waukesha 4
                          Winnebago 3
                          Wood 1
                          Total 72
                          * An asterisk indicates community spread has been identified.

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                          • #15
                            Source: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/outbreaks/index.htm
                            Wisconsin COVID-19 Test Results

                            Negative 1577
                            Positive 106

                            More labs across the country are able to test for COVID-19. And now, Wisconsin clinicians can order tests without public health approval. Since tests are widely available, we will no longer report the number of people under investigation.
                            Number of Positive Results by County

                            Brown 1
                            Dane* 23
                            Fond du Lac 12
                            Kenosha* 4
                            La Crosse 1
                            Milwaukee* 47
                            Outagamie 1
                            Pierce 1
                            Racine 1
                            Sheboygan 4
                            Washington 2
                            Waukesha 5
                            Winnebago 3
                            Wood 1
                            Total

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