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Kansas City area doctors remain alert for coronavirus, flu

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Kansas City area doctors remain alert for coronavirus, flu

Kansas City area doctors remain alert for coronavirus, flu

As concerns remain over the spread of coronavirus, at least one group in the metro continued to raise donations on Monday to help people affected by the disease in China.

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Kansas City area doctors remain alert for coronavirus, flu

THE FIRST PLACE.BUT FIRST TONIGHT - THEAMOUNT OF CONFIRMEDCORONA-VIRUS CASESAMONG AMERICANS HASNEARLY DOUBLED.THIS CHANGE COMESAFTER INFECTPASSENGERS FROM ACRUISE SHIP ARRIVED INTHE U-S FROM JAPAN.BUT WITH LOTS OFATTENTION ON THEDISEASE...41 ACTION NEWSREPORTER TOM DEMPSEYEXPLAINS WHY DOCTORSHERE IN THE METRO WANTPEOPLE TO FOCUS ONANOTHER SERIOUSILLNESS.AS CONCERNS CONTINUEAROUND THE WORLDABOUT CORONAVIRUSHERE IN THE METRO,MEDICAL TEAMS REMAINON ALERT.Dr. Darrin D'AgostinoKansas City UniversityThis is a very serious virus."THE AMOUNT OF CASESTHE U-S NOW MORE THANTWO-DOZENWITH HEALTH EXPERTSLIKE DOCTOR DARRIND'AGOSTINO FROKANSAS CITY UNIVERSITYKEEPING A CLOSE WATCHHERE IN THE AREA.ONE SCARE COMING JUSTTHREE WEEKS AGO, WHENDOCTORS ISOLATED A MANINSIDE LAWRENCEMEMORIAL HOSPITAL WHOTRAVELED IN FROMWUHAN, CHINATHE EPICENTER FOR THEDISEASEAFTER SHOWING SIMILARSYMPTOMS.HIS CASE LATER RULEDNEGATIVE.ALL THIS AS THE KANSASCITY CHINESE AMERICANASSOCIATION HAS RAISEDDONATIONS FOR MEDICALSUPPLIESONE MEMBER SENDING USTHESE PICTURESSHOWING BOXES OFMEDICAL GOGGLES ANDOTHER ITEMS SENT TOWUHAN.THE TEAMHELPING TO RAISEAROUND TEN-THOUSANDDOLLARS SO FAR.Tom [email protected] map shows where exactly thecoronavirus has popped up aroundthe country...the closest case being inIllinois.However, despite the attentioncoronoavirus...medical teams here say we shouldbe paying attention to somethingfarmore common."Dr. Darrin D'AgostinKansas City UniversityFlu is something we have toworried about.

Flu can hurt us."THE FLU NOW REPORTTO BE WIDE-SPREAD INALMOST EVERY STATEINCLUDING MISSOURI ANDKANSAS.WITH THE KANSAS CITYHEALTH DEPARTMENTREPORTING THREEDEATHS FROM THEILLNESS THIS SEASONDR. D'AGOSTINO SAYINGSIMPLE STEPS CAN BETAKEN TO STAY HEALTHY.Dr. Darrin D'AgostinoKansas City UniversityThe things we learned inkindergarten are the mostimportantthings...cover up when yousneezeor cough, wash your handsoften."A TIME OF YEAR BRINGINGALL SORTS OF CONCERNSABOUT HEALTHWITH METRO DOCTORSHOPING PEOPLE TAKEPRECAUTIONS.Dr. Darrin D'AgostinoKansas City UniversityWe have to very much be vigilantforinfluenza virus.

The flu issomethingthat we are very very concernedabout.TOM DEMPSEY, 41 ACTIONNEWS."THE C-D-C SAYS AT LEAST15 PEOPLE HAVE TESTEDPOSITIVE FORCORONAVIRUS IN THEUNITED STATES.TODAY-- THERE ARE NEWTRAVEL RESTRICTIONS INPLACE TO TRY TO SLOWTHE SPREAD OF THEDISEASE.BUT PUBLIC HEALTHOFFICIALS SAY THE RISKTO AMERICANS IS VERYLOW.THEY SAY THE FLU STILLPOSES A GREATER THREAT




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