While stressing tht the risk is low, the University of Delaware has confirmed that the Delaware Division of Public Health has confirmed thattwo students are being screened by health officials for possible cases of 2019 novel coronavirus.
The risk to the UD community remains low. Out of an abundance of caution, the university shared the information.
The students, who do not reside on campus, are currently in isolation at an area hospital, and are receiving care. The Division of Public Health is coordinating testing with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Results are expected in the coming days.
No cases have been found in Delaware, although individuals are being monitored.
The Division of Public Health has advised Delawareans that flu remains a far greater threat, especially for those with underlying medical conditions.
The division also advised residents not to make assumptions about individuals with cold symptoms based on their ethnicity.
The U.S. has reported 13 cases, with the first group of quarantined travelers leaving from the epicenter of the virus in China cleared. More than 1,000 deaths have been reported.
Information about the 2019-nCoV situation is available online on the University’s specialcoronavirus webpage. The report was issued by Dr. Tim Dowling, medical director, Student Health Services