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Nursing Home Outbreak Spotlights Coronavirus Risk In Elder Care Facilities

An outbreak of coronavirus disease in a nursing home near Seattle is prompting urgent calls for precautionary tactics at America’s elder care facilities, where residents are at heightened risk of serious complications from the illness because of the dual threat of age and close living conditions.

Governor Announces Coronavirus Response Team As Epidemic Fears Grow

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Gov. Kate Brown on Friday announced the creation of a coronavirus response team to coordinate the state’s preparations for a possible outbreak of the respiratory disease in Oregon.

Oregon Announces First Case Of Coronavirus

Oregon announced its first case of coronavirus on Friday evening, becoming the last state on the West Coast to have at least one infection. There are multiple cases in Washington state and California but the source of the infection in this case, like two in California, is a mystery.

Oregon Monitors Potential Cases Of Coronavirus But Declines To Release Numbers

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Oregon health officials say they are monitoring people who recently returned to the state from China for coronavirus in hopes of preventing an outbreak but they’ve declined to release details. 

They say that the public is safe -- so far.

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