Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses ranging from the common cold to much more serious diseases, such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), or Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The new strain of coronavirus, currently making headlines across the world, is called Novel Coronavirus (nCov).
While the risk in our region is low at this point, Quinte Health Care is taking precautions. We are proactively screening patients at all of our hospitals. What does that mean for you? On arrival to one of our Emergency Departments, patients will be asked: