Coronavirus continues to spread, but flu is more serious in US


So far no one in Wellesley has been diagnosed with the virus.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is reporting that a Person Under Investigation (PUI) from Douglas County who was being tested for the novel (new) 2019 coronavirus is not infected with the virus.

Now that the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Wuhan flu an global emergency and the first case of person-to-person transmission has been confirmed in the United States, the question is, how to protect yourself.

Most came and went in one destructive cycle. During the telebriefing, Messonnier stressed that there's likely to be more cases of person-to-person transmission of coronavirus in the USA, which is awaiting the test results of some 82 suspected cases. Nationally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate there have been more than 19 million cases of the flu, leading to 10,000 deaths.

Don't touch your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

"Culturally in countries like China, people wear masks not to prevent infection, but when they have cold - to stop spreading it", she said.

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World Health Organization advises people of all ages to take steps to protect themselves from the virus, for example by following good hand hygiene and good respiratory hygiene.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

The Coronavirus and the flu both hit your respiratory system, but doctors said they impact your body in different ways.

Additionally, Dr Elizabeth McGraw, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics at Pennsylvania State University explained that cardboard boxes do not make a good breeding ground for viruses. Hospital are on high alert and are looking out for coronavirus symptoms.

The Department of Public Health bases severity on influenza-like illness activity, hospitalizations and influenza positive test results reported to it. Tennessee has not reported any Coronavirus cases.

The CDC recommends that anyone who is six months or older receives an annual flu shot.