Results Negative For Baylor Student Tested For Coronavirus

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January 27, 2020 - 10:55 am
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WACO (1080 KRLD) - Officials at Baylor University say that test results have come back negative for Coronavirus for a Baylor University student. 

“This is very good news, and we are deeply grateful to our local and University health care providers and officials and the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District for their approach to this case, their proactive guidance and expertise and the compassionate care extended to our student while we awaited the CDC results,” said Sharon W. Stern, M.D., medical director for Baylor University Health Services.

 On Friday, the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District reported that the student, who had recently traveled to China had met CDC criteria for further testing and evaluation after being treated at an area hospital.

Related: Baylor Student Treated For Possible Coronavirus

According to the CDC, if you traveled to China on or after Dec. 1, 2019, and feel sick with fever, cough or difficulty breathing, you should:

• Seek medical care right away. Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.

• Avoid contact with others.

• Not travel while sick.

• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.

• Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.