The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a case of novel coronavirus at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
And “there may be additional cases” identified during the quarantine period, CDC spokeswoman Captain Jennifer McQuiston said at a news conference today.
The patient was a “solo traveler” from China. The individual has been quarantined “since arriving at Lackland Air Force Base from the Wuhan Province in China and remains in isolation at a local hospital, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said.
Officials are now investigating the patient’s movements while quarantined and who he or she might have interacted with, McQuiston said.
“We are right in the middle of that incubation period so it is not surprising” that the individual developed symptoms, McQuiston said.
“For the most part the people in quarantine are not doing much associating with each other,” McQuiston said.
There is low risk to the local community, officials said.
No information about the patient or the hospital will be made available at this time, Nirenberg said.