Advertisement

Infectious disease expert from UVA weighs in on China coronavirus

An infectious disease expert from the University of Virginia is weighing in with what you should know about the coronavirus.
Updated: Jan. 23, 2020 at 6:05 PM EST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - An infectious disease expert from the University of Virginia is weighing in with what you should know about the coronavirus.

Doctor Bill Petri has been studying infectious diseases for over 30 years. Petri says coronaviruses can be a cause of the common cold.

With only one reported and confirmed case in the United States, Petri says there’s not much to worry about here at home but advises following to the CDC’s recommendations. “There’s really no concern needed in central Virginia right now because all the cases have been linked back to Wuhan so if you haven’t traveled there if you haven’t been around someone who did travel there who’s sick, then you shouldn’t be concerned about this."

Petri says to be sure to wash your hands frequently. There are talks of a vaccine for this disease being released later this year.

Copyright 2020 WVIR. All rights reserved.