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Brazoria County responds to U.S. coronavirus threat

Brazoria County officials are warning people to take precautions to protect against the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus or Covid-19 in the United States.

Although no cases have been reported in Brazoria County, 60 cases of the virus have been confirmed across the U.S.

 FROM THE BRAZORIA COUNTY WEBSITE:

To date there are no reported cases of 2019 novel coronavirus, neither confirmed nor suspected, in Brazoria County.  The health department is participating on calls with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Texas Department of State Health Services to stay informed on the ongoing outbreak. Healthcare providers should immediately notify Brazoria County Health Department if they suspect a person has been infected with the novel coronavirus.

Report suspected cases at 979-864-2168

or after hours, 800-511-1632.

Brazoria County Public Health is prepared to respond to a High Consequence Infectious Disease, such as the novel coronavirus.  Brazoria County Public Health’s response includes:

·         Expanding surveillance activities (Including contact investigations and continued monitoring of any suspected or confirmed cases)

·         Notifying hospitals and healthcare facilities of control measures if a case is suspected

·         Obtaining additional guidance from state and federal authorities

·         Coordinating transport and care with hospitals and SETRAC

If a citizen has traveled to China in the past 14 days and has symptoms of fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, they should seek out medical care. Before going to the doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms so that the healthcare workers can be prepared with the appropriate protective equipment.

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Symptoms of coronavirus include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Exposure to an infected person is necessary to contract the virus.

For more information, please see the CDC’s website here

(https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html).

 

 

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