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Novel (new) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
As of January 23, 2020 there are no confirmed cases of the Novel (new) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Canada. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada the public health risk linked to 2019-nCoV in Wuhan, China is low for Canada and for Canadian travelers.
On December 31, 2019, a number of cases of pneumonia were reported in Wuhan, China. The cause of these cases were determined to be a new version of the coronavirus. This version known as 2019-nCoV has not been seen in humans prior to these cases.
The Public Health Agency of Canada is working with international partners to actively monitor the progression of 2019-nCoV. As of January 22, 2020 the Minister of Health designated 2019-nCoV a disease reportable under Ontario’s public health legislation. This allows for greater monitoring as physicians, hospitals and other care facilities must report a potential or confirmed case of 2019-nCoV to their local health unit’s Medical Officer of Health.