Massachusetts Medical Society: 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

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Health officials continue to closely monitor the outbreak of a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. Thousands of 2019-nCoV infections have been reported in China. A growing number of infections, most associated with travel from Wuhan, are being reported in several countries, including the United States.
 
Human Coronaviruses cause respiratory illness. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Clinicians are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Massachusetts Departments of Public Health (MA DPH) concerning current epidemiology, prevention recommendations, and clinical management for patients with 2019-nCoV infection.

Information on 2019-nCoV is rapidly evolving. Please check back regularly for the latest updated guidance and information.
 
Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MA DPH) 2019- nCoV Resources


CDC 2019 Novel Coronavirus Information for Healthcare Professionals Website
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New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Resource Site
A collection of articles and other resources on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak, including clinical reports, management guidelines, and commentary: www.nejm.org/coronavirus

MGH Center for Disaster Medicine 2019 Novel Coronavirus Toolkit

A compilation of resources and templates to support healthcare organization’s planning for high consequence infectious diseases (HCIDs) requiring airborne isolation, contact isolation and eye protection for healthcare workers and other staff who encounter the patient: 2019 Novel Coronavirus Toolkit from MGH Center for Disaster Medicine

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