Baylor student being tested for possible coronavirus exposure

Talk 1370 Newsroom
January 24, 2020 - 4:28 pm

WACO, Texas ( -- Health officials are testing another Texas college student for a possible case of coronavirus.

Baylor University announced Friday afternoon that one of its students who recently traveled to China is being tested for the virus. The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District is handling the case, and officials say the student has been isolated on the Baylor campus.

Officials say they're waiting on test results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Public health officials said the immediate health risk to the Baylor campus community is low.

CDC officials say symptoms of novel coronavirus may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure.

The announcement comes a day after a Texas A&M student who had recently traveled to Wuhan, China, was undergoing the same testing after developing symptoms.

The CDC has more information on the virus on their website here.

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