Two students at Miami University of Ohio are thought to have contracted the coronavirus during a recent visit to China, according to 10TV.
First discovered in Wuhan, China, around 4,500 cases of the virus have been reported in that nation, with 100 deaths attributed to the illness. So far, only five cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the US. If confirmed, the Miami University students would be the first in Ohio.
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The Ohio Department of Health has declared the coronavirus to be a Class A Reportable Infectious Disease, meaning suspected cases should be reported immediately due to the severity of the disease or potential for epidemic spread.
The CDC is currently testing samples from the Miami students for presence of coronavirus. The two are experiencing minor symptoms, and are being treated in isolation in their homes.
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