Update: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
For your protection, Mount Carmel Health System and Fairfield Medical Center continue to closely monitor the international situation concerning the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This respiratory disease first was detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China Dec. 31, 2019. Since then, the virus has spread throughout China and to many other countries.
Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that can cause respiratory illness in humans. Named for the spikes on the surface on the virus, many common human illnesses fall into this category, including Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and the common cold.
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