Series: The Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19 And Wisconsin: March 2020


 
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Wisconsin's third case of novel coronavirus has been confirmed in Dane County, a day after a second case was confirmed in Pierce County.
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As the rapid spread of COVID-19 continues to cause alarm worldwide, travelers at Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport were taking precautions, but not changing their plans.
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Wisconsin's firefighters and paramedics often respond to people with contagious illnesses, but some departments are making special preparations for the spread of the new coronavirus.
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As health officials and providers brace for more potential cases of the new coronavirus, they are also working on ways to best communicate facts about the disease.
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Organizers announced the postponement of the International Wisconsin Ginseng Festival, the first major event cancellation in Wisconsin as a result of concerns about the spread of COVID-19.
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While work is ongoing to prevent medical supply shortages, healthcare workers on the front line of treating the novel coronavirus are living it. UW Hospital and Clinics director of infection control Dr. Nasia Safdar discusses hospital preparedness and plans for an escalation of the outbreak.
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More people are being tested for the novel coronavirus in Wisconsin, with a total of 44 people having been tested so far and a dozen results are still pending. Wisconsin Department of Health Services influenza surveillance coordinator Tom Haupt discusses the state's response to the outbreak.
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Kewaukee native James Malechek is a strength and performance coach for China's national swim team. Since the end of January, he has been in quarantine in Beijing with swimmers training for the Tokyo Olympics due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.
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Wisconsin health officials are expanding testing for the disease caused by the new coronavirus — not for everyone who may want it, but for those whose doctor recommends it.
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Trying to prevent the spread of the COVID-19, Wisconsin churches and synagogues are encouraging their members to refrain from sharing communion and greeting fellow parishioners by shaking hands.