Brazos County investigating possible case of coronavirus

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Brazos County Health District announced Thursday it is investigating a possible case of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

Texas A&M University was notified by the Brazos County Health Department that a male student in his 20’s to 30’s may have a possible case of novel coronavirus.

Texas A&M continues to work with its Student Health Services and the Brazos County Health District. Officials have described the immediate health risk to the campus community as low.

Students who have questions or concerns, can contact A&M’s Student Health Services at info@shs.tamu.edu. Guidance on the virus is available on the Centers for Disease Control website.

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The Brazos County Health District announced Thursday it is investigating a possible case of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

The patient recently traveled from Wuhan, China, which is where the illness has killed at least 17 people and forced a shutdown of the entire city.

The District says health care providers were aware of the virus and quickly recognized the symptoms in the patient. That person is being kept isolated at home while more testing is done.

On Wednesday, FOX44’s Emily Kaye spoke to the McLennan County Health District about the risks the coronavirus represents to Central Texas.

The general public is encouraged to practice these preventive actions:

• 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.

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