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Baylor student now suspected of having coronavirus after possible case surfaced at Texas A&M

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WACO, Texas — The McLennan County Public Health District is monitoring a suspected case of the Novel Coronavirus, ABC affiliate KVUE reported Friday.

The patient is a Baylor student who traveled to China earlier this year, and the disclosure comes a day after a possible case of the virus involving a Texas A&M student was revealed.

Testing for the virus on the Baylor student was conducted and samples were en route to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. 

Health officials said the Baylor patient is doing well with minimal symptoms.

"While the risk to the general public is low, the Health District is working to identify all those who may have come in contact with the suspected case," the McLennan County Public Health District wrote. "These individuals will be monitored for fever and respiratory symptoms if the case is positive."

The Health District said it is working with Baylor University, Texas Department of State Health Services, the Centers for Disease Control and local health care providers to take immediate action to provide a coordinated response. 

Baylor released a statement saying the patient had been moved to an isolated room on campus as a precaution.

"Facility Services also thoroughly sanitized the student’s residence hall room, as well as the residence hall where the individual lived," the statement reads. "The University also is working with the student to make sure needs are being met during the isolation period."

Students who have questions or concerns can contact Baylor Health Services at 254-710-1010 or

An informational call center has been established at 888-283-2158 for Baylor students and parents who have questions or concerns.

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