2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak - What is it?

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) originated out of Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in late December 2019. Chinese authorities have confirmed more than 200 human infections in China, as well as cases related to the Chinese outbreak appearing in Japan, South Korea, and Thailand (Source: CDC). Though originating originally from a livestock market in Wuhan, the virus soon began appearing hundreds of miles away with people not exposed to livestock.

As of January 20, 2020, authorities in China have confirmed human-to-human transmission of the coronavirus, with the New York Times reporting that 14 medical workers were infected by a hospital patient (Source: NYT).

Key Medical Criteria

Clinical Features & Epidemiologic Risk
Fever1 and symptoms of lower respiratory illness (e.g., cough, difficulty breathing) and In the last 14 days before symptom onset, a history of travel from Wuhan City, China.

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In the last 14 days before symptom onset, close contact2 with a person who is under investigation for 2019-nCoV while that person was ill.

Fever1 or symptoms of lower respiratory illness (e.g., cough, difficulty breathing) and In the last 14 days, close contact2 with an ill laboratory-confirmed 2019-nCoV patient.

How to prevent infection?

Though the exact method of transmission for this new Coronavirus outbreak in China have yet to be determined (Source: CDC), transmission via respiratory aerosols (breathing in potentially infectious air from another human) cannot be ruled out. Recommended prevention begins with the 3M 1860 Health Care Particulate Mask as the first line of defense to protect you from breathing in infectious particles. Enviro Safety Products has an extensive supply of products dedicated to these tasks, and we can supply your organization or home with these products.

aerosols, droplets, and other body fluids (including but not limited to urine, saliva, feces, vomit, and mucus) of a person who is sick with coronavirus

objects (like needles and syringes) that have been contaminated with the virus from humans or infected animals

Contact with bodies of victims as coronavirus may still be infectious after death.

Prevention is done through avoiding infected individuals, or if you must be in contact, wearing appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). These include protective suits (we recommend the LAKC55414), Boots (we recommend the Onguard ON81011), gloves (HIGN19) and full face protection (3MM6800 masks with appropriate filters. All of which must be discarded if they come into contact with infected material or potentially infected material.

Enviro Safety Products offers a complete line of defense to help fight the battle against Coronavirus transmission.

For information about the Coronavirus outbreak, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

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2019 Coronavirus Outbreak Resources

CDC Information Center - 2019 Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak Information

European CDC: Novel Coronavirus in China

World Health Organization - 2019 Novel Coronovirus


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