Tennessee Student Quarantined For Possible 3rd Case of Coronavirus In The United States


Tennessee Tech officials have just confirmed that a student has now been quarantined after showing symptoms of the deadly coronavirus.

This morning they released the following press release:

“On Thursday, a student at Tennessee Tech University presented with very mild symptoms, and with his recent travel history met the criteria for testing for possible infection with the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Health providers quickly recognized that the patient met the criteria for coronavirus testing, but nothing has been confirmed. The individual is being kept isolated while precautionary testing is being conducted. Tennessee Tech and healthcare professionals continue to communicate and collaborate with the Tennessee Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control.”

The deadly coronavirus started in Wuhan, China last month and has already spread to most provinces around the country. There have now been 846 confirmed cases and 26 verified deaths from coronavirus infection.

The first confirmed case of the coronavirus in America was announced on Tuesday in Washington State, and the second today by the CDC in Chicago.

According to the CDC, patients with confirmed 2019-nCoV infection have mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:

  • fever
  • cough
  • shortness of breath

The CDC now believes that symptoms of 2019-nCoV may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 after exposure. This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS viruses.

Some of the best ways to protect against the coronavirus include;


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