Coronavirus & the Flu: Understanding the Rapid Outbreak of these Infectious Diseases

Feb 10, 2020

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The rapid outbreak of coronavirus is causing serious illness and death in China and is spreading worldwide, including here in the U.S. We'll discuss the nature of this disease, why it is spreading so quickly, and what people in Maine can do to protect themselves. We will also talk about how this year's flu virus is a more immediate concern for Maine — how bad it is, why this year's cases have surged, and what is being done to address it.

Guests

Dr. Dora Mills, chief health improvement officer, MaineHealth

Dr. Nirav Shah, director, Maine Center for Disease Control

Na Liu (by phone), physician based in Maine who is originally from Wuhan, China

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