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Sat Feb 1, 2020, 09:38 PM

Eighth US coronavirus case is college student in Boston

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Source: CNN

(CNN)An eighth case of coronavirus in the United States has been confirmed in a Boston man in his 20s, health officials said Saturday.

The man, a student at the Boston campus of the University of Massachusetts, recently returned from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the outbreak, health officials said.

The man sought medical care after his return on January 29, according to health officials, and he's been isolated since then. His few close contacts have been identified and are being monitored for symptoms.

The case poses no increased risk to other students on the university's campus, said Dr. Jennifer Lo, medical director of the Boston Public Health Commission, on a call with reporters on Saturday.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/01/us/coronavirus-us-massachusetts/index.html?utm_source=twCNNi&utm_term=link&utm_medium=social&utm_content=2020-02-02T01%3A32%3A04

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 2020 OP
samnsara Feb 2020 #1
benld74 Feb 2020 #2
erlewyne Feb 2020 #4
Chemisse Feb 2020 #3
Talitha Feb 2020 #5
progree Feb 2020 #6
JudyM Feb 2020 #7

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 09:40 PM

1. one college student in my town too..

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Response to samnsara (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 2, 2020, 12:20 AM

2. May I ask what your town is?

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Response to benld74 (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 2, 2020, 01:08 AM

4. It is scary, isn't it?

I'm terrified.

I keep a large jar of M&M peanut at my door. The kids
love them and do not over indulge, like they know better.
I have noticed grown-ups helping themselves, LOL.

I am going to order a couple of large jars of Vitamin-C
and put them next to the peanuts (I love Jimmy Carter).

The Vitamin C may be in vain, but I am a believer.
This corona virus is scary!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Feb 2, 2020, 12:20 AM

3. It doesn't say how long he was home before becoming ill.

And how many people could have been exposed if it is contagious for a few days before symptoms show up?

I'm wondering what our chances are of containing this in the US.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Feb 2, 2020, 01:42 AM

5. It's surprising how many people "recently returned from Wuhan, China."

Geeze, I never heard of the place before all this started.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Feb 2, 2020, 02:20 AM

6. Yes, I remember reading about this in LBN earlier today - its the same person --

the first case confirmed in Massachusetts. https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142427007

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Feb 2, 2020, 02:34 AM

7. Locking

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