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Blog Public health matters - Coronavirus - what you need to know

At Public Health England (PHE) respond to around 10,000 disease outbreaks and health emergencies every year both at home and abroad, ranging from e-coli, legionnaires and TB through to emerging threats such as the outbreak of coronavirus in Wuhan, China.

The Coronavirus outbreak is a rapidly evolving situation which PHE are monitoring carefully but based on the available evidence, the current risk to the UK population is low to moderate (1st MARCH 2020). 

In this blog PHE answer some of the questions many people have. We’ll update this blog as new information becomes available.