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Albany County Department of Health Elizabeth F. Whalen, MD, MPH, Commissioner 175 Green Street Albany, NY 12202 Phone (518) 4447-4580 Fax (518) 447-4698

2019 Novel Coronavirus

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The risk to Albany County residents is low.

The coronavirus is a respiratory pathogen spread by coughing that can cause an illness ranging from mild to severe.

Albany County Department of Health, in partnership with the New York State Department of Health, local hospitals and healthcare providers, is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

We are prepared to identify and manage suspect cases and will implement appropriate control measures to prevent the spread of disease locally.

The danger to Albany County residents is low. Risk of illness at this time is directly linked to travel to the affected area or contact with a confirmed case. 

It is important to remember that it is cold and flu season in Albany. Practice good hand hygiene, use cough etiquette, and stay home when you are sick.

What You Need to Know About 2019-nCoV

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