Recently, a novel (new) coronavirus was detected in thousands of people worldwide, primarily in the Hubei province in China. There is evidence the infection can be spread person-to-person. A "novel coronavirus" is a strain that has not been previously found in humans.

Symptoms for this novel coronavirus, also referred to as 2019-nCoV, can include fever, cough or shortness of breath. 

The risk to New Yorkers of contracting this novel coronavirus is low.

If you were recently in China and are experiencing symptoms, contact your health care provider and mention your recent travel. Your health care provider can help decide if you need to be tested for this novel coronavirus.


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