The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. As the CDC states, this is a rapidly evolving situation. Information will be updated on the coronavirus situation summary on their website and shared publicly as it becomes available.
In the coming days and weeks, they expect more confirmed cases in the United States, including some person-to-person spread. The goal of the CDC’s aggressive ongoing public health response is to prevent spread of 2019-nCoV in in the United States. Learn more about 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) from the CDC, including transmission, symptoms and complications, prevention and treatment, what to do if you are sick, and FAQs.