The fast spread of the new coronavirus in China has health agencies worldwide on alert, but should the average American be overly concerned?

Mayo Clinic Dr. Gregory Poland heads The Vaccine Research Group and is considered one of the world's top experts on combatting infectious diseases. He joined Andy Brownell for the Rochester Today Show on News-Talk 1340 KROC-AM and 96.9 FM to share what is known about the coronavirus and the threat it poses to the average person living in the Rochester area or other parts of the midwest.

Click below to listen to the entire program and hear how Dr. Poland feels, at this time, you should be more concerned about influenza.

As one of the world's top experts, Dr. Poland has conducted numerous interviews on national TV networks and cable news channels over the years.  During his appearance on Rochester Today, he singled out an appearance on the Jimmie Kimmel Show during which he demonstrated the proper handwashing technique for minimizing your risk of contracting the flu or another nasty virus.