Connections: An update on the state of the coronavirus
The World Health Organization will decide Thursday whether the coronavirus epidemic should be declared a global public health emergency. China reports 170 people have now died from the virus in that country, and diagnoses have now been made in at least 18 other countries, including the U.S. The CDC maintains the risk level is low in the U.S., with only five coronavirus patients identified.
This hour, we’re joined by local physicians and researchers who discuss the state of the coronavirus and what we need to know. Our guests:
- Dr. Michael Mendoza, M.D., Monroe County Public Health Commissioner
- Dr. Angela Branche, M.D., infectious disease physician at the University of Rochester Medical Center
- Dr. Paul Graman, M.D., epidemiologist for Strong Memorial Hospital and Golisano Children’s Hospital
- Dr. Emil Lesho, D.O., infectious disease physician and epidemiologist at Rochester Regional Health