Current novel Coronavirus
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in late 2019. On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization announced the official name of this disease, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Since the novel coronavirus has been identified, thousands of new cases are being reported daily in China, including cases outside Wuhan City. Additional cases have been identified in a growing number of other international locations, including the United States (1/21/2020). The U.S. State Department issued a Level 4 Travel Advisory (Do Not Travel) on 2/2/2020 for travel to China.
The current risk is low for South Carolina and there have been no reported COVID-19 infections in South Carolina. MUSC’s Leadership, Infection Prevention, and Emergency Management teams have been vigilant in monitoring the progression of this outbreak and have been meeting regularly to develop contingency plans to safeguard the community.
Follow these links for updated information from local, regional, national, and international sources:
- MUSC SBAR Updates: Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendations
- S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)
- Centers for Disease Control
- U.S. Department of State China Travel Advisory
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration
- World Health Organization
- Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health