Public Health Executive Urges Arizona Officials To Take Necessary Precautions Against Coronavirus

Published: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 12:21pm
Updated: Friday, March 6, 2020 - 1:57pm
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It’s only a matter of time until more Americans come down with coronavirus. A top official with the Center for Diseases Control and Prevention told reporters Tuesday that it’s “not a question of if this will happen,” but "when this will happen.” 

The virus has killed more than 2,700 people worldwide and more than 82,000 people are confirmed to have the coronavirus. Most are in China, where the virus was first detected. It’s since been found in 33 countries on five continents. 

Will Humble was the director of the Arizona Department of Health Services during the last major pandemic Arizona faced. Humble is now executive director of the Arizona Public Health Association.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The headline has been updated to better reflect Will Humble's job title.

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