A university pupil being treated for respiratory illness in Texas after traveling to China is being tested for the newly found coronavirus that has killed 18 people in China, state, and native officials stated Thursday.
If the patient, who has not been recognized, tests positive for coronavirus, it would mark the second U.S. case of the sickness, which has already infected an estimated 650 individuals worldwide.
A CDC spokesperson stated the agency was coordinating testing of the individual; however, it warned that it might very well be a false alarm.
Although Texas and CDC delegates did not provide any identifying information about the patient, Texas A&M University stated native health officers had notified that the affected person was a student there.
Earlier this week, a Washington state man who had gone to the city of Wuhan in China was recognized with coronavirus, becoming the first confirmed U.S. case.
The coronavirus, which causes respiratory symptoms just like a cold or flu, has been connected to a seafood marketplace in Wuhan, the largest metropolis in central China, with a population of about 11 million.
Though China has put hundreds of thousands of individuals on lockdown over the epidemic and U.S. delegates have started screening passengers arriving from that region. The World Health Organization stated on Thursday, it was too early to declare a global health emergency.