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Emergency Response Activities: February 11, 2020

Tuesday, February 11, 2020   (0 Comments)
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Emergency Response Activities

CDC Releases Interim Prevention and Control Recommendations for 2019-nCoV in a Health Care Setting

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new interim infection prevention and control guidance based on the currently limited information available about 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) related to disease severity, transmission efficiency, and shedding duration. This guidance is not intended for non-health care settings. Refer to the main CDC 2019-nCoV website for recommendations regarding clinical management, air or ground medical transport, or laboratory settings.


CDC to Host National Calls to Discuss Novel Coronavirus Response

The CDC’s 2019-nCoV Response Team will host a series of national calls to provide state and local partners with the latest information on the novel coronavirus outbreak in China and preparedness efforts in the United States. Next week’s call will be held from 2:003:00 PM EST on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. Invited participants include state, local, and territorial preparedness directors, state epidemiologists, state health officials, public health laboratory directors, and nongovernmental partners. Participant information is provided below.

Participant Information
Bridgeline: 1(800)-857-6697
Participant Passcode: 1324420

Future national calls will be held on Mondays, with upcoming calls scheduled for:
Monday, February 24
Monday, March 2

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