Novel Coronavirus Situation Update

17 January 2020 ,  Sydney

Dr Irene Lai, Global Medical Director, Medical Information & Analysis, International SOS commented on the Novel Coronavirus, “There is a developing situation with a new coronavirus in Wuhan, capital of Central China’s Hubei Province, with dozens of cases of pneumonia. At least two infected people have travelled from Wuhan and been diagnosed at their destination. There are many unknowns, and information is rapidly changing. Travellers are advised to monitor the situation, pay attention to general hygiene, and avoid wet markets.”

For the latest information on the Wuhan Novel Coronavirus, clients and members should access the medical alert on the International SOS location guides, and the Pandemic Information Service website.

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