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2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

The Office of Risk Management and Thielen Student Health Center are monitoring developments related to the outbreak of the new coronavirus termed “2019-nCoV,” first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. 2019-nCoV is a respiratory illness reported to cause mild to severe symptoms including fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

This is a continuously evolving situation. Please refer to the CDC and IDPH links below for the most up to date information and recommendations.

Iowa State University Office of Risk Management

Additional Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Frequently Asked Questions

Iowa Department of Public Health

 Given it’s also flu season, it’s a great reminder for all of us to be vigilant with infection control practices. Take these everyday actions to stay healthy:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after use.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are also effective. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth to avoid spreading germs.
  • Get enough rest — eight hours is ideal.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Eat healthy and regularly.
  • Stay home — don’t go to work or classes if you are sick. Try to avoid close contact with sick people.


CDC: What you need to know about 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

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