Information about the Coronavirus/关于冠状病毒的信息

Stony Brook Medicine is closely following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as it continues to monitor an outbreak of a 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some of which can cause illness in people.

While the CDC considers this a serious public health condition, 2019-nCoV has not been found to be spreading in the United States. Based on current information, the risk to New York residents is considered low.

For the latest updates on 2019-nCoV, visit the CDC website.

Symptoms of 2019-nCoV include:

  • Fever AND symptoms of lower respiratory illness (e.g., cough, shortness of breath), and in the last 14 days before the onset of symptoms had:
    • A history of travel from Wuhan City, China, OR
    • Close contact with someone who is under investigation for 2019-nCOV while that person was ill.
  • Fever OR symptoms of lower respiratory illness (e.g., cough, shortness of breath), and in the last 14 days before the onset of symptoms:
    • Had close contact with someone who was ill and laboratory-confirmed with 2019-nCoV.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please seek medical attention. Call your healthcare provider first to alert them of your recent travel history and/or symptoms. If you are visiting Stony Brook University Hospital or any other healthcare facility or clinic, and have any of these symptoms, please tell the staff immediately.

To prevent the spread of this and any other infection, it is important to follow healthy habits, which include:

  • Get a flu vaccine. Learn more about vaccination options in your area.
  • Frequent hand washing with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow or shoulder, not into your hands.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to go to a healthcare provider's office.
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Drink plenty of clear fluids (such as water, sports drinks and electrolyte beverages for infants) to keep from becoming dehydrated.
  • Frequently clean your living quarters.





  • 下呼吸道疾病的发烧和症状(例如咳嗽,呼吸急促)以及症状发作前的近14天有:
    • 来自中国武汉市的旅行史
    • 在患病期间与正在接受2019-nCOV调查的人密切联系。
  • 下呼吸道疾病的发烧或症状(例如咳嗽,呼吸急促)以及症状发作前的近14天:
    • 与患病并经2019-nCoV实验室确认的人保持密切联系。



  • 接种流感疫苗。详细了解您所在地区的疫苗接种选项。
  • 经常用肥皂和水洗手,尤其是在咳嗽或打喷嚏后。如果没有肥皂和水,酒精型洗手液也可以。
  • 咳嗽或打喷嚏时,用纸巾遮住口鼻。如果没有纸巾,咳嗽或打喷嚏时可以用你的肘部或肩膀遮住,而不是双手。
  • 避免触摸眼睛、鼻子或嘴巴。
  • 如果你生病了,请留在家中,除非要去医院或诊所。
  • 尽量避免与生病的人密切接触。
  • 喝大量清澈的液体(例如水,运动饮料和婴儿电解质饮料),以防止脱水。
  • 经常清洁你的居住区。