Suspected case of Wuhan coronavirus surfaces in Texas

by Daniel Payne · Jan 23rd, 2020 4:05 pm

Facebook / Brazos County Health District

Officials in Brazos County, Texas, are reporting a suspected case of the deadly Wuhan coronavirus there, raising concerns that the disease may have spread faster and farther than was originally thought.

The virus has been spreading rapidly in China from its epicenter in the Wuhan province of the country, killing at least 17 people and infecting hundreds in multiple countries.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced earlier this week a case of the virus in northwestern Washington state.

The potential carrier in Texas recently traveled from Wuhan, China. They are currently undergoing tests while being quarantined at home.