As a large academic health system and a national leader with deep experience preparing for and caring for patients with communicable diseases, Penn Medicine is always at the ready to respond to global public health issues.
While there have been no confirmed cases in Pennsylvania to date, out of an abundance of caution to protect our patients and staff, we are following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for evaluation of patients who may be at risk of developing the 2019-novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China.
We are working closely with leaders from the CDC, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and local health officials to monitor this evolving situation and are prepared to quickly adjust our procedures as more information about the virus becomes available.
Both the World Health Organization and the CDC offer helpful facts and information about this novel virus, including guidance about possible symptoms, prevention, and travel restrictions. Learn more on their websites.