Reynosa man tests negative for new respiratory virus

2 years 10 months 1 week ago Thursday, January 23 2020 Jan 23, 2020 January 23, 2020 8:24 AM January 23, 2020 in News - Local

Tamaulipas Secretary of Health Gloria Molina Gamboa announced Thursday that a 57-year-old Reynosa man who recently traveled to Wuhan, China tested negative for a new, dangerous virus.

Tamaulipas officials had announced Wednesday that the man returned from China with what he described as a “weird” cough and a runny nose. Concerned that he may have contracted the virus, officials kept him at a hospital for observation.

On Thursday, though, officials announced that he tested negative for the virus.

The Instituto de Diagnóstico y Referencia Epidemiológicos conducted the test, according to a statement released by Tamaulipas officials. It determined that he had contracted another virus: the common cold.

Tamaulipas officials remind the public to take common-sense steps to reduce the risk of contracting illnesses, including avoiding handshakes and greeting people by kissing them on the cheek. Officials also advised anyone who feels ill to visit a clinic.


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