(WBAP/KLIF) – Another suspected case of the coronavirus is being reported in Texas.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is testing samples from two Texas college students who came down with symptoms of the virus.
The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District is currently monitoring a suspected case of the 2019 novel coronavirus involving a Baylor University student who traveled to China this year. According to the district, testing for the virus was conducted Thursday.
“We are awaiting results at this time,” the district said in a statement. “The Health District is already working with Baylor University, the Texas Department of State Health Services, the Center for Disease Control and our local health care providers to take immediate action according to the best practices outlined by the CDC and to provide a coordinated response.”
According to health officials in Waco, the patient is doing well with minimal symptoms and has been asked to self-isolate.
Baylor University is working with the patient to ensure that needs are being met during this self-isolation period.
“Public health officials say the immediate health risk to the BU campus community is low,” the University said in a statement posted to social media. “Students with questions or concerns can contact Baylor Health Services at 254-710-1010 or Health_Services@baylor.edu. An informational call center has also been created at 888-283-2158 for students & parents with additional questions or concerns.”
On Thursday, the Brazos County Health District said a Texas A&M student who had traveled to Wuhan, China, where the virus originated, showed symptoms of the virus after returning to College Station. That student is also self isolated. The C-D-C is testing his samples.
The coronavirus is responsible for at least 25 deaths in China. Two cases have been confirmed in the United States.
As a precaution, anyone with the respiratory symptoms who was in Wuhan on or after December 1, 2019 and has onset of illness within two weeks of leaving, is being asked by Texas health officials to seek medical attention.
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