Public Health England Bulletin 27/01/2020

Please find below the latest update on Wuhan Novel Coronavirus. This information was provided by Public Health England at 20:37, Monday 27 January 2020.

Figures

·  As of 27/01/2020, in mainland China, 2,744 patients with confirmed WN-CoV have been reported, with 80 deaths in total.

·  There are 56 confirmed cases internationally, outside of mainland China.

·  As of 27/01/2020 09:00, there have been 73 individuals tested in the UK and all were negative.

Guidance for primary care

PHE has today issued interim guidance for primary care. The advice for primary care on infection control can be used in other settings as well (e.g. non-healthcare community settings, hotels, university accommodation, libraries, gyms).

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wn-cov-guidance-for-primary-care/wn-cov-interim-guidance-for-primary-care

All PHE guidance on this topic is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/wuhan-novel-coronavirus.

Primary care services dealing with possible cases of WN-CoV should contact their local Health Protection Team who will advise them on where the patient can be assessed and infection control measures.

References / sources of information

All PHE guidance is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/wuhan-novel-coronavirus

You can find the latest relevant and useful information on PHE’s web links below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health-and-social-care

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

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