Texas A&M student tests negative for coronavirus, officials say

Test results still pending in two other Texas cases

Talk 1370 Newsroom
January 27, 2020 - 6:45 am
Virus health

COLLEGE STATION (Talk1370.com) -- A Texas A&M student who displayed symptoms of the novel coronavirus has tested negative, officials said.

Brazos County health officials made the announcement Sunday evening. The student had recently traveled from Wuhan, China, and began to display flu-like symptoms in the past few days.

As of Monday morning, five cases of the virus have been confirmed in the United States. Officials with the Texas Department of State Health Services have said they are working two other cases in the state, including a student at Baylor University. Test results are still pending in both cases.

Health officials have the following general tips for the public:

  • Everyone 6 months and older is encouraged to get a flu shot. 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

More information is available on the state's website here, or the CDC website here.

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