Suspected Coronavirus reported in Brazos County

Posted at 2:40 PM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-23 15:54:07-05

BRYAN, Texas — The Brazos County Health District in the Bryan-College Station area is investigating a suspected case of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

The health district reports the patient traveled from Wuhan, China, where the coronavirus originated. 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.

Flu-like symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and sore throat. If medical care is needed, please call your healthcare provider first before arriving. Nonessential travel to Wuhan, China should be avoided.

The general public is encouraged to practice general preventive actions to help ward off the Coronavirus:

• 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 immediately throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

For more information visit the CDC website here.