We provide this resource site as a way of sharing official information, scientific information, and detailing how osteopathic medical schools are participating in public health and educational activities.
The disease, COVID-19 is caused by SARS CoronaVirus 2.
The risk of this new pathogen affecting health care workers and disrupting the ability of COMs to function is a real possibility
Health care workers have been noted to be at particular risk, making identification of viral shedding and spread important information to share with osteopathic medical students and faculty.
The disease is defined differently in China and elsewhere. While a positive PCR test is the gold standard for viral disease in general, some have gone to syndromic definition of flu-like symptoms with pneumonia, and others with imaging consistent with viral pneumonia caused by SARS CoronaVirus 2.