Coronavirus advisory

January 22, 2020
Dr. Kenneth Han
Office of Student Health
January 22, 2020

As you all may be aware, there have been reported cases of coronavirus from Wuhan City, China.   

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), these are a group of viruses that can cause a range of symptoms including a runny nose, cough, sore throat and fever. Some are mild, such as the common cold, while others are more likely to lead to pneumonia. They're usually spread through direct contact with an infected person. 

To that extent, for our UC Riverside students, the treatment is mainly supportive. Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread includes regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, and thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. 

Additionally, avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing. 

If you have any concerns,  please contact the UCR Student Health Center: (951) 827-3031.