WVU Launches Website Dedicated To Coronavirus
West Virginia University has launched a website dedicated to information about coronavirus. It includes the university’s response plan for the university community if the virus were to spread to West Virginia as well as information for the general public, including two informational videos.
“Here we have a virus that really is new, that isn’t related to any of the ones we’ve seen," said WVU Medicine infectious disease specialist Dr. Kathy Moffett in the video. "So none of us have any immunity that can even cross react. And so that’s where the worry is that none of us has any protection.”
But the narrator continues, risk in West Virginia is still quite low.
“But unless you or someone you or someone you have been in contact with has recently been to China, the likelihood you will come in contact with the novel coronavirus are highly unlikely.”
To date, no cases have been confirmed in West Virginia.
Appalachia Health News is a project of West Virginia Public Broadcasting, with support from Marshall Health and Charleston Area Medical Center.