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No additional cases of infection with 2019-nCoV have been identified in China since January 3, 2020. Additional information about this novel virus is needed to better inform population risk. Chinese health authorities have confirmed more than 40 infections with a novel coronavirus as the cause of the outbreak. This will facilitate identification of infections with this virus and development of specific diagnostic tests. It is possible that more cases will be identified in the coming days.

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Recommendations for Healthcare Providers Limited information is available to characterize the spectrum of clinical illness associated with 2019-nCoV. The market was closed on January 1, 2020. . Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Chinese health officials publicly posted the genetic sequence of the 2019-nCoV on January 12, 2020.

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Chinese authorities additionally report that they are monitoring several hundred healthcare workers who are caring for outbreak patients; no spread of this virus from patients to healthcare personnel has been reported to date. These cases did not report visiting the large seafood and animal market to which many cases in China have been linked. China has reported that two of the patients have died, including one with pre-existing medical conditions. This may evolve as more information becomes available on possible 2019 nCoV co-infections. On January 17, 2020 a second case was confirmed in Thailand, also in a returned traveler from Wuhan City. Some cause illness in people; numerous other coronaviruses circulate among animals, including camels, cats, and bats. Healthcare providers should obtain a detailed travel history for patients being evaluated with fever and acute respiratory illness.

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Additional guidance for collection, handling, and testing of clinical specimens is available at. This was the first confirmed case of 2019-nCoV documented outside China. On January 15, 2020 health officials in Japan confirmed 2019-nCoV infection in a returned traveler from Wuhan City. Currently, Chinese health authorities report no community spread of this virus, and no transmission among healthcare personnel caring for outbreak patients. The above criteria are also available at. Patients should be evaluated and discussed with public health departments on a case-by-case basis if their clinical presentation or exposure history is equivocal e. On January 13, 2020 public health officials in Thailand confirmed detection of a human infection with 2019-nCoV in a traveler from Wuhan, China.

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Reportedly, most patients had epidemiological links to a large seafood and animal market. Thailand and Japan have confirmed additional cases of 2019-nCoV in travelers from Wuhan, China. Clinical judgment should be used to guide testing of patients in such situations. Special consideration should be given to those exposed in healthcare settings. Chinese authorities report most patients in the Wuhan City outbreak have been epidemiologically linked to a large seafood and animal market, suggesting a possible zoonotic origin to the outbreak. There is much more to learn about the transmissibility, severity, and other features associated with 2019-nCoV as the investigations in China, Thailand, and Japan continue.

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No vaccine or specific treatment for 2019-nCoV infection is available; care is supportive. Chinese authorities are reporting no ongoing spread of this virus in the community, but they cannot rule out that some limited person-to-person spread may be occurring. Healthcare personnel entering the room should use standard precautions, contact precautions, airborne precautions, and use eye protection e. Data to inform the definition of close contact are limited. The criteria are intended to serve as guidance for evaluation. These persons had onset dates after January 3, 2020.

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Considerations when assessing close contact include the duration of exposure e. Such patients should be asked to wear a surgical mask as soon as they are identified and be evaluated in a private room with the door closed, ideally an airborne infection isolation room if available. . . .

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