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Coronavirus Update

Please see the previous post for background information.

As predicted there are many more cases, mostly in China. There have been more fatalities as well, but all in China so far. There has been a person to person transmission here in the US in the spouse of an individual who had travelled from China where they had contracted the disease. The US now has 6 confirmed cases.

That is consistent with what the feeling had been, that while the disease can be spread it likely is only in household members and very close contacts. The fear would be if casual contact creates more cases. Then the potential for spread is much more likely.

The disease is creating mild illness in the majority of those infected, also encouraging news.

We will try to keep updating here as the epidemic unfolds