Coronavirus still not almost as deadly as the flu

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that while a person can carry the virus for days - or even weeks - it doesn't live long outside the body. "We continue to coordinate closely with the CDC, as well as with our local health care providers to monitor for potential cases".

"We appreciate the cooperation and assistance we received", said Dr. Leguen. While Messonnier did not provide additional details, a Sunday news release from the San Benito County Health and Human Services Agency said the husband, 57, had recently traveled to Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak.

According to the report, 410 case samples tested since September 29 by the Massachusetts State Public Health Laboratory have confirmed 200 cases of B/Victoria influenza; one case of B/Yamagata influenza; 90 cases of A/H1N1 influenza and 15 cases of A/H3N2 influenza.

In its surveillance report for the week ending January 25, the CDC said 53 percent of influenza positive specimens reported by public health laboratories so far this season have been among people younger than 25, while 12 percent were from people 65 and older.

Hanson is also reminding people to take every day preventative measures, including washing hands with soap and water on a regular basis.

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"The really big ones drop very quickly on to surfaces, so if you touched a surface that had a virus and that virus was still alive and you touched your face, you can get infected that way".

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Generally seen later in most flu seasons, the early predominance of influenza B has made this season a particularly harsh one for young people across the country.

Now declared a public health emergency by the World Health Organization, the Coronavirus is dominating the news cycle across the globe.

Levine said people can find updates about the status of coronavirus in Pennsylvania from sources including the health department's web page and on Facebook and Twitter.

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