(PRESS RELEASE/Washington State Department of Health)
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Today the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) confirmed a case of 2019 novel coronavirus [ https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/ ] (2019-nCoV) in a Snohomish County resident. While the risk to the general public is low, DOH is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Snohomish Health District to identify and contact all those who may have come in contact with the infected traveler. These individuals will be monitored for fever and respiratory symptoms.
As our team of experts partners with infectious disease specialists locally, nationally and around the globe to learn more about the 2019 novel coronavirus, our first priority remains public safety, said Washington State Secretary of Health John Wiesman. We believe the risk to the public is low. And as this situation evolves, we will continue to communicate with the CDC, Snohomish County and the public. More