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What is the latest on the Coronavirus/COVID19?

As the world watches for the latest on the outbreak of the Coronavirus or COVID19, we are providing you with the latest information geared towards health professionals.

Here's the latest from Health Canada

As of February 26, 2020, 12 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Canada. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has assessed the public health risk associated with COVID-19 as low for Canada. Public health risk is continually reassessed as new information becomes available.

Health Canada has developed Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Awareness resources and a set of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Frequently asked questions (FAQ).

Here' the latest from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control

An outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread throughout China and to 31 other countries and territories, including the United States.

Fourteen cases have been diagnosed in the United States, in addition to 39 cases among repatriated persons from high-risk settings, for a current total of 53 cases within the United States. The U.S. government and public health partners are implementing aggressive measures to slow and contain transmission of COVID-19 in the United States.

What are the implications for public health practice?

Interim guidance is available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html. As more is learned about this virus and the outbreak, CDC will rapidly incorporate new knowledge into guidance for action.

CDA Oasis will continue to monitor the progress of the disease and provide regular updates in an effort to keep you informed. We will bring you an alert every time there is an update to this resource.

Please let us know if you have a question or would like to know more. You can leave a comment in the box below or email us.

CDA Oasis Team

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