On Jan. 17, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) distributed a health update to health care providers and partners regarding an outbreak of a 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China that began in December 2019. Currently, there are no confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV in Missouri. As the CDC expects more cases to be identified in the coming days, Missouri health care providers and public health practitioners are being asked to contact DHSS or their local public health agency to immediately report any patients who meet the criteria for evaluation for this illness. This is a rapidly evolving situation.
Update and Interim Guidance on Outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) (2.1.20)
DHSS provides update on novel coronavirus (nCoV) (Jan. 27, 2020)
Missouri DHSS monitors novel coronavirus (Jan. 22, 2020)