Possible case of coronavirus identified in northern Indiana

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PORTER COUNTY, Ind. – State and federal health officials have isolated a person in Porter County, Indiana near the Valparaiso area.

Officials say this case is not yet confirmed to be the coronavirus.

The Porter County Health Department identified a patient traveling through Porter County as potentially infected with the coronavirus. The patient was isolated at a Porter County hospital out of an abundance of caution.

The patient is under active medical supervision pending results of laboratory tests by the CDC.

While the CDC reports the immediate health risk from the coronavirus to the general American public is low, they encourage people to take precautions.

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(This story was originally published on January 29, 2019)

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