What You Need to Know About the Wuhan Coronavirus (nCov)

What You Need to Know About the Wuhan Coronavirus (nCov)

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First, much like other acute respiratory infections, the best ways to protect yourself from exposure are:

Second, those who are experiencing symptoms of acute respiratory infection can help minimize its spread by coughing with consideration (maintain distance, cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing, and wash hands).

What if you believe you have been exposed to the Wuhan coronavirus (nCov):

IF you have been to China within 14 days of the appearance of symptoms

OR IF you have had close contact (within 6 feet or the same room for a prolonged period) in the last 14 days with someone who is being investigated for having or has nCov

AND you have a fever greater than 100.4 degrees or have a cough or shortness of breath

THEN please come to one of the 14 Hoag Urgent Care locations. You can call and tell them you are on your way and that you may have been exposed to nCov. Otherwise, please notify the staff immediately upon your arrival.

You will be asked to put on a mask and seen by providers who are trained to properly care for you.

What are the symptoms of nCov?

  • Runny nose
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath