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Texas A&M student tested for possible coronavirus exposure, had traveled to China

U.S. health officials are investigating a possible case of the novel coronavirus after a Texas A&M University student contracted a respiratory illness, within two weeks of visiting China. 

Coronavirus outbreak prompts Virginia school to cancel visit of Chinese exchange students

A middle school in Northern Virginia this week canceled a visit of 21 Chinese exchange students and their chaperones amid the China-linked coronavirus outbreak that’s sickened more than 500 and killed at least 17. 

2 United Airlines passengers examined over coronavirus concerns at Chicago O’Hare

Two United Airlines passengers on a flight from Shanghai were examined upon arrival in Chicago O’Hare for exhibiting possible coronavirus symptoms Tuesday.

Coronavirus: What to know about the mysterious illness

Health officials around the world are keeping an eye on the outbreak of a new pneumonia-like virus that has killed at least six people and sickened some 300 others since it was first reported in China. 

Spread of coronavirus prompts CDC to expand ‘enhanced health screenings’ to 2 more US airports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it will expand health entry screenings to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, as the U.S. on Tuesday reported its first case of the potentially deadly coronavirus.

China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases during country’s busiest travel time, 2 in Beijing

China reported Monday a sharp rise in the number of people infected with a new coronavirus, including the first cases in the capital. The outbreak coincides with the country’s busiest travel period, as millions board trains and planes for the Lunar New Year holidays.

Trader Joe’s egg salad, potato salad products recalled amid Listeria concerns

The recall comes amid a larger investigation into a multi-state Listeria outbreak that’s been tied to at least one death.

Whooping cough outbreak closes Texas school despite 100-percent vaccination rate: officials

An outbreak of the highly contagious whooping cough has forced one school in Houston, Tex., to close its doors early for the holiday break. 

Romaine lettuce from Salinas, California, linked to another E. coli outbreak, officials say

Federal health officials are urging people not to eat any romaine lettuce linked to Salinas, California, because of an E. coli outbreak — nearly one year after a similar food poisoning upsurge prompted health officials to issue a warning about the leafy greens.

Colorado school district closes more than 40 schools due to ‘unprecedented spread’ of contagious stomach bug

A school district in Colorado recently said that a massive illness outbreak has forced it to temporarily close all of its schools. 

Wisconsin sees ‘significant increase’ in E. coli cases: state health officials

Wisconsin health officials late last week announced a “significant increase” in the number of  Escherichia coli, or E. coli, cases in the state. 

Salmonella outbreak linked to ground beef leaves 1 dead, 8 hospitalized, officials say

A multistate salmonella outbreak seemingly linked to ground beef has left at least one person dead and another eight people hospitalized, health officials said.

Polio-like illness that paralyzes children may be caused by viral infection: study

The mysterious polio-resembling illness that sickened hundreds of children last year may have been caused by a viral infection, according to a new study.