2 new potential US cases of the Wuhan coronavirus are being monitored in Texas and Los Angeles

Business Insider | 1/23/2020 | Lauren Frias
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Two suspected cases of the Wuhan coronavirus were detected in Texas and Los Angeles on Wednesday night.

The Texas patient was identified as a student at Texas A&M University, and the Los Angeles patient was taken to the hospital after being screened at Los Angeles International Airport.

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The new potential cases followed the first confirmed US patient in Washington — a man in his 30s who arrived in the US before screening procedures began last week.

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Two new suspected cases of the deadly Wuhan coronavirus are being tested in Texas and Los Angeles.

Two people who had recently traveled to Wuhan, China, were taken to the hospital after displaying flu-like symptoms during airport screenings Wednesday night.

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The Texas patient was identified as a student at Texas A&M University. The university said in a statement that the immediate health risk to the campus is "low," according to a Reuters report.

"The patient is being monitored," Dr. Erik Wilke from the Brazos County Health District, said at a Thursday afternoon press conference. "We've been in contact with the patient today as well, and are tracking. And again, fortunately, his symptoms are not severe and he's doing well."

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The Centers for Disease Control added that, given that it is cold and flu season, more people may display similar symptoms to the novel coronavirus but may not necessarily be infected, Reuters reported.

"Health care providers were aware of public health guidance on novel coronavirus and quickly recognized that the patient met the criteria for coronavirus testing and is being kept isolated at home, while the precautionary testing is done," the Brazos County Health District said in a statement on Twitter on Thursday.

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The California patient landed in Los...
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