Message from the President
2019 Novel Coronavirus

2019 Novel Coronavirus

ACAIM has been closely following the worldwide pandemic of pneumonia caused by a novel strain of coronavirus, 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), in Wuhan, China.

This outbreak emphasizes the importance of collaboration amongst providers, public health officials, and international health entities in addressing illness as a joint medical community. As our borders become ever less well-defined, we must work together to adequately address global health challenges. ACAIM is one platform for a multi-specialty approach to international medicine that can create effective solutions to improve the health of our populations around the world.

What to Know about Coronavirus

While coronaviruses commonly infect people often responsible for ‘the common cold’ this "novel coronavirus" is a strain that has not previously been found in humans. It can lead to fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you have symptoms that are concerning for coronavirus, call your doctor. This situation is continuously evolving, please refer to the CDC, WHO, and your local Department of Health for the latest recommendations.

Additional Resources

Christina Bloem, MD MPH

ACAIM President

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