WVU Medicine East to broadcast program on coronavirus

Coronavirus in West Virginia

MARTINSBURG, W.Va (AP) — An online-only mini-medical school program on the new coronavirus will be broadcast from the West Virginia University Medicine East Facebook page this week.

WVU Medicine East said it will broadcast the program with the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Eastern Campus.

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Matthew Simmons of WVU Medicine East will discuss how Berkeley Medical Center and Jefferson Medical Center are working with local, state and federal agencies to monitor the outbreak. Simmons will also offer tips about how to prevent the spread of viruses and discuss how to stay safe from the coronavirus.

The seminar will be broadcast at 7 p.m. Tuesday. It will also be available on the Patients & Visitors section of the Berkeley Medical Center and Jefferson Medical Center websites after the lecture.

This broadcast will replace the regularly scheduled in-person mini-medical school program in March.

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