By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
- I previously reported that the CDC issued a Level 3 travel notice for South Korea due to COVID-19 stating-that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to South Korea. The CDC has since changed their posting calling it a Level 2 travel notice–Practice Enhanced Precautions
In addition to issuing the travel notice for South Korea, CDC has issued travel notices for Iran, Italy and Japan due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
These countries experiencing sustained community spread of respiratory illness (COVID-19) caused by the novel coronavirus.
To date, South Korea has reported 833 cases, Italy 229, Japan 159 and Iran 66 cases.
- The virus can spread from person to person.
- Older adults and those with chronic medical conditions should consider postponing nonessential travel.
- Travelers should avoid contact with sick people and clean their hands often by washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60%–95% alcohol.
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