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Arizona Hospitals at 83% Capacity as Coronavirus Cases Surge

The Arizona Department of Health Services is once again warning the public to avoid sharing personal items such as tissues, water, ice, or large amounts of fruit juice due to the spread of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). The disease is being caused by a coronavirus, and more cases of the virus being contracted in Arizona are more than 130.

So far, 49 cases have been confirmed in Arizona. So far, only two deaths have been associated with this outbreak, one due to complications from an underlying medical condition and the other a preexisting disease that proved terminal once infected.

According to the Arizona Department of Health Services (CDHS), no cases have been detected in Southwest Arizonans between Phoenix and Flagstaff, but health officials are reminding the public that they should avoid sharing personal items like tissues, water, ice, or large amounts of fruit juice due to the risk of contracting this dangerous virus.

The current MERS outbreak has continued to increase in Arizona. The count has already tripled since reporting on five cases in 2017.

In addition to the high number of cases, health officials are also warning people to limit their contact with animals during the first weeks of the incubation period. People should avoid sharing fruit juice, water, or other personal items with family and friends, health officials said.

Other key precautions:

Do not sneeze. When sneezing or coughing, the upper respiratory tract of an infected person becomes contaminated with saliva, mucus, and potentially the virus. Keep these objects away from your face, and wash your hands frequently with soap and water, if possible.

When sneezing or coughing, the upper respiratory tract of an infected person becomes contaminated with saliva, mucus, and potentially the virus. Keep these objects away from your face, and wash your hands frequently with soap and water, if possible. Avoid shaking hands, kissing, and touching the eyes, nose, or mouth of others. If you must use these methods of contact, wash your hands frequently with soap and water.

Kissing, shaking hands, and touching the eyes, nose, or mouth of others. If you must use these methods of contact, wash your hands frequently with soap and water. Thoroughly disinfect surfaces such as light switches, phones, faucets, food and water dishes, toys, and doorknobs after close contact.

The CDC has repeatedly emphasized the importance of infection prevention to prevent this killer virus from spreading to people and goods.

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