Important Health Information Regarding 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Jan 27, 2020 1:15 PM

Dear FSU community,

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (“2019-nCoV”) first identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The CDC is closely monitoring the situation and is working with the World Health Organization (WHO). It is important to know that based on current information, the immediate health risk from 2019-nCoV to the general American public is deemed to be low at this time.

Individuals visiting the Brady Health Center are screened during their appointment for recent international travel. Those who have traveled from China to the United States are being asked questions about their health and travel history. We advise you to seek medical care and alert a healthcare provider if you have traveled to Wuhan City within the past 14 days and are experiencing a fever with or without respiratory symptoms.

Brady Health is following the CDC guidelines and working with the Allegany County Health Department in monitoring this situation. 

For more information about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, visit the CDC site. This site is being updated regularly.

General Health Reminders:

As a reminder, seasonal influenza activity in the United States and in Maryland continues to be high.

The flu shot is the best way to protect yourself from getting the flu. The Brady Health Center still has flu vaccines available, and it’s not too late to get yours. Schedule an appointment for a flu shot by calling 301-687-4310. 

Steps to take to keep from catching or spreading the cold or flu:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people, or if you’re sick, limit your contact with others.  
  • If you have mild symptoms and a lower temperature, make an appointment with Brady Health (students) or with your primary care physician or an urgent care center (faculty and staff). If you are experiencing a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, visit your healthcare provider immediately.

For more information about the seasonal flu and ways to stay healthy, please visit the CDC’s website.

We will keep the campus community updated as developments warrant.

Brady Health Center
Frostburg State University