Officials: Texas A&M student may have coronavirus

Risk to general public and A&M community is low, officials say

Talk 1370 Newsroom
January 23, 2020 - 5:43 pm

COLLEGE STATION, Texas ( -- Health officials in Brazos County are investigating a possible case of coronavirus in a Texas A&M student.

Officials say the patient, identified as a student at A&M's flagship campus in College Station, recently traveled from Wuhan, China, where the coronavirus originated. The student is being kept isolated at home while precautionary testing is done.

According to the World Health Organization, in more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.

University officials and county health officials say risk to the general public is low. Anyone who has traveled to Wuhan and has flu-like symptoms - including fever, cough, shortness of breath, and sore throat - should contact a healthcare provider as soon as possible.

County officials say if there is a confirmed case, they will promptly announce it to the public.

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