MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) – Novel Corona Virus is a new strand of Corona Virus that has stemmed from Wuhan China. There are a handful of cases confirmed in the U.S., but officials say the Mid-Ohio Valley is considered a low risk area for the virus.
In light of the virus, an official from Memorial Health Systems offer tips on how to stay healthy.
There isn’t much information readily available on Novel Corona, but Memorial Health Systems has been getting information from the Centers for Disease Control, the Ohio Department of Health and using that information to educate.
With all viruses, the hospital recommends washing your hands with soap and water for at least twenty seconds, regularly. Hand sanitizer works as a substitute, though it should be
“If you cough or sneeze, make sure you’re covering that. Sneeze into a tissue, throw it away. General good hygiene practices for this time of year with cold and flu symptoms,” said Brooke Henderson, an infection control specialist.
WVU Camden Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg released a statement this afternoon saying they are following CDC guidelines in screening for the virus and will continue to follow the CDC’s guidance should a patient be suspected of having the virus.