Graphic Courtesy of Santa Clara County Public Health Department
Santa Clara County Public Health Department officials urge local residents to be aware of the symptoms of novel coronavirus. The department posted the graphic on its social media sites.
Since the novel coronavirus surfaced in Silicon Valley recently, so have fears that anyone traveling to and from Asia or Europe could spread the disease even if they never contracted it. That’s a myth, a Santa Clara County Public Health Department officer told the Town Crier last week.
While novel is a new type of coronavirus – different from viruses that can cause illnesses as common as a seasonal cold – and reasonably leads residents to worry, county deputy health officer Dr. George Han said public health departments were created for this exact circumstance.