Health Alert – U.S. Mission Russia

Health Alert – U.S. Mission Russia (January 28, 2020)

Location:  Wuhan, Hankou area, China

Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness, first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus.  The United States is closely monitoring the situation, and we are actively working with governments and international partners to combat the spread of the outbreak.

There are indications that limited person-to-person spread is occurring.  Preliminary information suggests that older adults and people with underlying health conditions may be at increased risk for severe reactions to this virus.

CDC is conducting screening of travelers on direct and connecting flights from Wuhan, China, to U.S. airports.  CDC recommends that travelers avoid nonessential travel to Wuhan, China.

Actions to Take:

  • Please rely on trusted sources for information and not media magnification.  Both WHO and CDC have excellent up-to-date information regarding 2019-nCoV.
  • Practice frequent, good handwashing and cough etiquette (maintain distance, cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing, and wash hands).
  • Ensure you have had an influenza immunization this season to minimize the chances of getting flu that may mimic coronavirus infection.
  • Report fever and lower respiratory tract symptoms (cough, shortness of breath) to your doctor as winter colds and flu cases are going around.
  • Review medical service providers in and around the consular districts for Moscow and St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, and Vladivostok.

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