Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

The disease caused by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has now been officially named COVID-19 by the World Health Organization. No COVID-19 cases have been identified in Alameda County.

On February 12, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated guidance for evaluating possible persons under investigation (PUI) for 2019-nCoV in the following categories:

• Severely ill patients for whom a known source of exposure has not been identified
• Persons with fever and lower respiratory tract symptoms and travel to China within 14 days that are being regularly monitored by local health departments or referred for evaluation from border screening

For more information, please see the full ACPHD Health Update:

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