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Southern Nevada health officials lay out coronavirus facts

Updated March 30, 2020 - 11:49 am

Medical experts in Southern Nevada discussed the coronavirus pandemic in a panel Monday morning.

The three-person panel, consisting of officials with the UNLV School of Public Health and the Southern Nevada Health District, shared their knowledge on COVID-19.

The questions addressed in the hourlong discussion included:

— What is the new coronavirus?

— How does it spread?

— Who is most susceptible to the virus?

— What are strategies for preventing infection?

— How do I disinfect frequently touched surfaces?

— How do I practice social distancing?

— Are masks effective?

— What do I do if I become sick?

— What do I do if a family member comes sick?

Members of the panel were:

— Dr. Brian Labus, assistant professor of epidemiology at the UNLV School of Public Health.

— Dr. Francisco Sy, professor and chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the UNLV School of Public Health.

— Dr. Vit Kraushaar, medical investigator at the Southern Nevada Health District Office of Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance

Shawn Gerstenberger, professor and dean of the UNLV School of Public Health, moderated the discussion.

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