Update on the Coronavirus - Premier Pediatric Urgent Care Provider in Texas - Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care

Update on the Coronavirus

  • February 6, 2020
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Update on the Coronavirus - Premier Pediatric Urgent Care Provider in Texas - Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care

At Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care, we continue to closely watch the news on 2019-nCoV, also known as the Wuhan Coronavirus, which is affecting so many citizens in the country of China. 

Fortunately, since our last post on January 28, 2020, we have not seen an alarming rise in cases in the United States, and Texas remains spared from it.  As of today, there are 11 confirmed cases, most on the West Coast, thanks to the diligent work of the Center of Disease Control (CDC) and multiple government agencies.

It is easy to worry about your little ones when they have fever and respiratory symptoms, which are commonly seen in cold and flu season.  The news can be scary for all of us!  Just keep in mind, that health officials are monitoring the situation closely. However, if you or your family members have visited China in the last 14 days or have been contact with someone known to have the 2019-nCoV, your civil duty is to reach out for a face mask and a bottle of hand sanitizer, and quickly isolate yourself.  Call your physician and the health department immediately for instructions before you visit a healthcare facility!  And remember to remain calm.

Just like you, we hope that the CDC and all government agencies continue their great work in limiting the spread of the virus here in the U.S. so we can carry on with our lives as normal as possible. As for the Chinese citizens, we pray for good health.

Below are a few useful links:

To get the most current geographical location of 2019-nCoV cases here in the U.S, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html.

To get the most up to date and accurate general information on 2019-nCoV, please visit:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf

If you have visited China recently or have been in contact with someone that has been in China, particularly in the city of Wuhan, and have concerning respiratory symptoms, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf

At Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent care, our patient’s have the right to treatment without discrimination as to race, religion, sex, national origin, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or source of payment. Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care is a walk-in pediatric urgent care open seven days a week. We have 11 locations in San Antonio and one in Dallas. Our Potranco clinic, located at 14249 Potranco Road, will open February 2020. For more information, please email us at info@littlespurs.com. We welcome walk-ins, accept most insurance plans and are proud to be accredited by the Urgent Care Association!

Article By: Alberto Carranza, MD, FAAP

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