In today's special Code Triage episode, we discuss the first official case of Coronavirus-2019 that was diagnosed in the United States.
On January 19, 2020, a 35-year-old man presented to an urgent care clinic in Snohomish County, Washington, with a 4-day history of cough and subjective fever. On checking into the clinic, the patient put on a mask in the waiting room. After waiting approximately 20 minutes, he was taken into an examination room and underwent evaluation by a provider. He disclosed that he had returned to Washington State on January 15 after traveling to visit family in Wuhan, China. We discuss his entire hospital course, the labs & the management in detail. This case was published in the New England Journal of Medicine: (https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2001191).
You can live-track the Coronavirus cases using this link: (https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6)
Please read your local county or state/ public health department's guidelines on how to protect yourself from COVID-19. Here is a link to the CDC's General Guidelines: (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/)
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