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Not ill, not quarantined after arriving from China

Six UW-Plattville students who recently returned from China are having their temperatures monitored regularly to ensure they did not catch the coronavirus, according to a report from Wisconsin Public Radio.

Coronavirus can cause potentially lethal respiratory infections and is blamed for at least 17 deaths and 500 cases of illness in China.

The WPR report cites a communications official at UW-Platteville as saying the exchange students live in the same residence hall but are not being quarantined and show no signs of illness. Two of the students are from Wuhan, China, where the outbreak is centered, the report said.

The students were screened upon arrival at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, one of five U.S. airports where passengers arriving from China are being screened. The others are in New York (JFK), Atlanta, Los Angeles and San Francisco.