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Coronavirus

Regarding the new Coronavirus epidemic in China, please note that sustained transmission has not occurred in the US.  Travelers returning from China are now being quarantined per a federal order since Jan 31st.  The chance of transmission in the US at this time is minimal.

At this time, the health department is responsible for evaluating potential cases.  This cannot be done at our office or at an urgent care facility.  Testing is done only through assessment by the state health department.   See link below

https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/Pages/Novel-coronavirus.aspx

Only those who are severely ill (shortness of breath, underlying cardiac or pulmonary disease) should go to the hospital emergency department for evaluation in collaboration with the health department.