UMMC experts explain what you need to know about novel coronavirus

By: Ruth Cummins, UMMC on Mar 9, 2020 9:00:00 PM
Ruth Cummins, UMMC


Chances are good that at some point, you’ve had some sort of coronavirus.

Chances are slim, however, that those living in Mississippi are at risk for the novel coronavirus strain making news headlines, a new coronavirus that’s the cause of a worldwide outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in late 2019 in Wuhan City in China’s Hubei Province.

The University of Mississippi Medical Center has processes in place to identify who should be screened for the new strain, referred to as COVID-19, as well as answer questions from patients, families and friends.

Please visit to read more about the novel coronavirus and UMMC's recommendations.

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