Although a very serious public health threat, the CDC believes the immediate health risk from 2019-nCoV to the general U.S. public is considered low.
There is currently no vaccine to protect against 2019-nCoV. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
Public health officials recommend everyone follow basic prevention guidelines to avoid spreading and contracting respiratory illnesses:
In response to the growing public health threat, airlines have suspended flights to China for the time being.
The U.S. government has also imposed travel restrictions and screening and quarantine requirements for U.S. Citizens, as well as suspending entry for foreign-born persons who have been in China within the past 14 days.