COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus)

Frequently Asked Questions – COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) |
College and University Fact Sheet

KDHE Update 2/12/2020:

Kansas currently has no confirmed cases of COVID-19, the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, and no persons under investigation (PUI). A previous PUI tested negative for the virus. State health officials continue to work with CDC and other health agencies to learn more about this virus. If you have influenza-like symptoms and have recently been to or around Wuhan, China or around someone who has been to Wuhan, China and was sick, we encourage you to contact your health provider.

Background Information
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in hundreds of confirmed cases in China, including cases outside Wuhan, with additional cases being identified in a growing number of countries internationally. The first case in the United States was announced on January 21, 2020. This is an ongoing investigation and information is changing rapidly. visit

People in the United States commonly get infected with human coronaviruses and there are four types that are the most common. These types of coronaviruses can be detected on respiratory virus panels that are commonly performed at many hospitals and clinical laboratories. Sometimes coronaviruses that infect animals can evolve and make people sick and become a new human coronavirus. An example of this is the newly identified COVID-19 first detected in Wujan, China.

COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) Fact Sheet

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