(Dodge County) Officials with the Dodge County Health Department are providing some facts about the recent emergence of the coronavirus. Human Services and Health Department Director Becky Bell says her staff are staying informed on the situation and are receiving the latest updates and training from the state and the CDC. She says they have met and will continue to meet with community partners to prepare for any potential cases.
Several symptoms of the disease include fever, coughing and shortness of breath. Bell says it is important to call ahead to your doctor if a person suspects they are infected with the coronavirus. Currently, the risk of getting the virus in the United States is low. Bell says people who have traveled to places where coronavirus is prevalent are being monitored by health officials to protect them and the community. She says those who have gone through quarantine measures and have been released do not pose a risk of infection to other people.
Tips to on staying healthy include washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your eyes; nose or mouth with unwashed hands, stay home when sick and to cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing. More information about the coronavirus can be found on the CDC website, a link can be found with this news story at http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov