We begin the year with some infectious disease challenges. The CDC and World Health Organization (WHO) are closely monitoring an ever-growing outbreak of a novel (new) coronavirus-COVID-19. The virus originated in Wuhan, China and has spread to numerous countries, including the U.S. Individuals infected with the virus have experienced severe respiratory symptoms, including pneumonia in both lungs and over 2,000 have died as of mid-February. This update will discuss how to access accurate information regarding disease outbreaks, precautions that dental practices should take, screening patients and wearing the correct respiratory protection. These precautions are important for influenza and other respiratory viruses as well as COVID-19 and should be adhered to at all times.
After completion of this webinar, participants will be able to: