The emergence of a potentially deadly respiratory virus has prompted increased concern in the global health community. And close to home, Caldwell Medical Center in Princeton is taking steps to address potential concerns with the novel coronavirus.

Known by health experts as the 2019-nCoVm, the coronavirus appears to have originated in Wuhan, China, late last year and has spread across the world's most populous nation and around the globe to 28 countries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports more than a dozen confirmed cases in six states, including Illinois. The death toll in China has surpassed 1,000, though no deaths had been reported in the U.S. at press time.