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Johns Hopkins: Webinar: Experts from Center for Health Security and Medicine’s Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response Discuss Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

Johns Hopkins experts discussed what individuals and institutions can do to prepare for and prevent the spread of novel coronavirus as part of a wide-ranging discussion on the outbreak that was livestreamed on February 5 from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Panelists included:

Dr. Inglesby discussed the ongoing effort by a group of Johns Hopkins engineers to map the virus outbreak in near-real time with a coronavirus tracker map. The Center for Health Security also helped develop a Global Health Security Index that assesses countries’ preparedness to address epidemic threats.

As the outbreak coincides with flu season, the panelists advised adhering to common sense flu and cold prevention as a means of protecting against coronavirus.

Read more. | Watch the webinar.

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