Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

nCoV Coronavirus from Wuhan China

Monday - Jan 27, 2020

Current information and updates can be found at this link.

Currently there is an outbreak of a novel coronavirus infection, referred to as 2019-nCoV, in Wuhan, China. At this time there is no idea how long it will take to get this outbreak under control. Will it be contained by public health measures such as isolation, quarantine, travel restrictions, and closures or will it have to infect most people who are susceptible to the virus before it ends? At this time, it is too early to tell.

International travel could cause small, localized infectious outbreaks or they could spread and turn into larger, epidemics. Once there are outbreaks or epidemics in many areas around the world, that is referred to as a pandemic. The word "pandemic" does not refer to the severity of a virus, only its geographic spread.

See this PDF on what CUPHD is doing to prevent a localized outbreak.

And this information from the CDC (English), 中文.

IL Department of Public Health

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

World Health Organization

US Department of State Travel Advisories

Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy (CIDRAP)

Daily Coronavirus Update podcast

Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security