What you need to know about a public health crisis in Nebraska
Public health authorities have warned people to stay away from the town of Wintana in northern Nebraska, after three people were reported to have fallen ill with coronavirus.
Key points:Three people were taken to hospital for tests in Wintna’s community in the early hours of WednesdayThe town of about 80 people is home to many indigenous peopleThe state of Nebraska has declared a state of emergency over the outbreak.
People living in the community were advised to remain at home.
The state’s Public Health Service has declared the town a Level 1 communicable case and declared the surrounding area a Level 2 communicable.
“We have not yet confirmed that all the residents are infected, but if we do, we are going to make sure they get the appropriate treatment,” said public health spokesman Bill Dickey.
He said there was “no indication of any significant exposure” to people living in Wampana.
“People should not leave the town and stay at home,” he said.
Public health authorities are also warning people to avoid Wampanna, because it is home and has a large indigenous population.
“The residents have been evacuated to the community centre.
That’s where they will be treated,” Mr Dickey said.”
It’s important to remember that Wampanas are a community, so we can’t isolate them from each other.”
You need to be on the lookout for your neighbours, but also remember the neighbours who are outside the walls and are also at risk of being exposed.
“He said the community’s community centre was open to the public on Wednesday.”
This community centre is open to all.
The community centre has been closed since Tuesday,” he told reporters.”
So, if you need a place to stay, call them up and ask them for help.
“If you need help at all, we will be there.”
A spokesperson for the state health department said it was “unaware of any known cases of the virus in Wambanna”.
“The outbreak is in a very isolated community and there are no known cases within the community,” the spokesperson said.
The outbreak comes amid a resurgence of the coronaviruses coronaviral and dengue.