Possible Coronavirus Case Involves Texas A&M Student

A possible case of the coronavirus case has reared it’s head in Texas. It involves a Texas A&M student. Apparently, the student traveled from Wuhan, China – where the coronavirus originated – and was experiencing symptoms. He went to a local emergency room – and is now quarantined at home.

Dr. Erik Wilke with the Brazos County Health Department says the student is self-isolated after coming down with mild symptoms of the virus. And in very good news, Wilke says the patient is already improving. A sample has been sent to the Centers for Disease Control for testing.

The only other confirmed case of coronavirus is in Washington state, but there is another possible case in Los Angeles.

Meanwhile, health officials in China say the number of deaths from the outbreak of coronavirus has risen to at least 25. Nearly one-thousand people in China have been infected with the respiratory illness. And as a result, Chinese officials are quarantining several cities, including Wuhan. In all, 33-million are under quarantine. New cases have also been reported in Vietnam and Singapore. China and Hong Kong have also canceled Lunar New Year celebrations because of the virus.

Source: CBS Austin

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