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Coronavirus Outbreak Prompts CDC Guidance, Free ACP Resources

(from the February 11, 2020 ACP Internist Weekly Newsletter)

The CDC issued advice on dealing with symptomatic patients, ACP is offering an online guide and podcast with free CME, and an Annals paper has modeled virus spread in China.

The CDC issued interim guidance for treatment of people potentially exposed to 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Travelers who have been in Hubei Province of China within 14 days have a high risk of exposure to 2019-nCoV based on the scope and magnitude of the epidemic. These travelers should be managed as having high-risk exposure, and those who are symptomatic should undergo immediate isolation and diagnostic testing for 2019-nCoV, the agency said.

Read the full article in the ACP Internist Weekly Newsletter.

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