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Novel Coronavirus

What You Should Know

The immediate health risk of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the US is low, but learn how to prevent infection.

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Blue Water Navy Benefits

VA is extending benefits to offshore Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans beginning January 1, 2020.

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ALERT!  CDC is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). VA continues to provide updates as information becomes available.

Call your local VA medical center if you have symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath and have recently returned from China or have been exposed to others diagnosed.


The Office of Patient Care Services/Public Health has critical responsibilities for promoting health and preventing disease among Veterans. By developing evidence-based public health policy, conducting operations research, and performing educational outreach, we continue to support America’s Veterans and the VA workforce.

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