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State officials confirm three cases of coronavirus in Michigan

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By Kimberly James | Jan 31, 2020

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Michigan health officials are investigating three possible cases of the coronavirus – one in Macomb County and two in Washtenaw County.

The state is monitoring people who have recently traveled to China where the virus originated. At least 26 in China have died and thousands more cases have been confirmed. 

The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. 

Six cases have been confirmed in the United States and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating more potential cases. The U.S. State Department has issued a level four "do not travel" warning for China, requesting that all non-essential travel to China be avoided.

According to the CDC, symptoms of coronavirus are similar to that of the flu and include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Symptoms may appear anywhere between two and 14 days after exposure. Preventive measures are similar to ones for the common cold – wash hands often; avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands; avoid close contact with those who are sick, and stay home yourself if you are sick.

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