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A Dane County resident who traveled to China contracted the novel coronavirus, health officials confirmed on Feb. 5. The adult patient is the Wisconsin's first confirmed case of the new respiratory illness.
In the arsenal of weapons available to public health officials for combating outbreaks of infectious disease, quarantines are among their most serious options.
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Wisconsin dairy farmers and other producers are feeling the impact of trade uncertainty caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak.
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Wisconsin universities and students are dealing with fears over the coronavirus outbreak.
Public health authorities and medical professionals in Wisconsin are preparing for potential cases of a respiratory virus that's new to humans, having emerged in China and subsequently spreading around the world.
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The novel coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China, but as anxieties rise around the world, communities are working to prevent its spread. Wisconsin state epidemiologist Ryan Westergaard details the status of preparations for a potential outbreak in Wisconsin.
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Search and rescue operations across the country are powered by volunteers, but the level of regulation governing them varies a lot across states. WisContext associate editor Will Cushman discusses how the system works in Wisconsin.
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Wisconsin health officials confirmed they are investigating possible cases of the novel coronavirus in different locations around the state.
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Better Together is a program working to improve the mental health of youth in La Crosse County by educating the community about the impacts of trauma.
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More people are being locked up in Wisconsin, and the increase in inmates in county jails and state prisons is costing taxpayers and straining capacity of corrections facilities in some places.