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Coronavirus Needs Caution, Not Fear

News reports indicate part of China is under quarantine, a reaction to the identification of a new virus in a community.

Reports varied from a biological weapon to a problem at an animal market. Sidney Regional Medical Center's Infection Control and Quality Manager Bob Kentner, MSN RN CPHQ, says

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, as a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified.

The CDC says the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses on Feb. 11 first named the virus. It was first identified in Wuhan, China as seve...


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