The Everett Clinic has a role in infection control and prevention and we’re working closely with Snohomish County Health District and Providence Regional Medical Center.
Patients with risk factors are asked to stay home and call 425-259-0966 for help and to receive appropriate care.
- A patient presented to Providence Everett on January 19th with symptoms of Coronavirus, and a history of recent travel to Wuhan, China
- CDC has confirmed the diagnoses of novel Wuhan Coronavirus
- Over 200 cases of this virus have been identified in China and cases have spread to Thailand, Japan, South Korea, and now the United States
- Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that include SARS and MERS
- Coronavirus cause respiratory infections that can be severe in some people
- Past MERS and SARS outbreaks have been complex, requiring comprehensive public health responses (very similar to our response to the Measles outbreaks)
- The CDC considers this Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak a public health concern. However, based on current information, the immediate health risk to the general American public is considered low.
- There is no specific medication to treat a patient infected with the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Treatment is supportive with fluid management, respiratory support and monitoring.
- Runny nose headache
- Sore throat
- General feeling of being unwell
How its transferred:
- Air by coughing and sneezing
- Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
- Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands
- Rarely, fecal contamination
- Frequent handwashing
- Avoid touching the eyes, nose , mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick when possible
Is The Everett Clinic prepared?
Yes. We’re working closely with local healthcare organizations and updating infectious disease training for our staff. Our role is infection control and prevention. We are committed to protect our clinics from contamination and prevent exposure in the community.
- CDC First Travel-related Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Detected in United States
- Snohomish County Health District: 425-339-5235
- King County Health District: 206-296-4774