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Skokie Health Department is Closely Monitoring New Coronavirus; Residents are at Low Risk

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Skokie Health Department is Closely Monitoring New Coronavirus; Residents are at Low Risk

UPDATED: February 3, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is taking action to prevent the spread of respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus (named “2019-nCoV”) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.

Travelers from Wuhan are being screened for illness at O’Hare Airport and other cities in the United States.The virus is NOT currently spreading in the United States.

There are ongoing investigations to learn more, and the Skokie Health Department is receiving daily updates. Information will be shared as it becomes available.

Based on what we know right now, the immediate health risk to Skokie residents is low.    

Please check these links for more information on 2019-nCoV, including the number of cases in the U.S. and the world:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

Illinois Department of Public Health: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus/faq

Residents may also call the Skokie Health Department at 847-933-8252 with questions about the virus.

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