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Coronavirus Case Confirmed in Wisconsin

There is a confirmed coronavirus case in Wisconsin. There is a confirmed coronavirus case in Wisconsin. |  Photo: WDIO/MGN

Updated: February 05, 2020 04:33 PM

There is a case of coronavirus in Wisconsin, health officials confirmed Wednesday. 

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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services said the CDC verified it. The adult had traveled to Beijing, China, before getting sick. 

"The immediate health risk to the general public for contracting this virus is low," the DHS press release said. 

According to health officials, the person is "isolated at home" and is doing well. 

State Health Officer Jeanne Ayers said they are committed to keeping the public fully informed. 

"We are responding aggressively to the situation and monitoring all developments," Ayers said. 

Symptoms include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Those symptoms may appear anywhere between 2-14 days after a person is exposed to the virus, experts say. 

People should take the same precautions as any other illness: cover coughs and sneezes, wash your hands, and stay home when you feel sick. 

DHS will update on coronavirus cases every Wednesday at 2 p.m. on their website.

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