Seven other people have tested negative for the coronavirus in Wisconsin. Health officials said tests results were pending Wednesday for two other people who might have the virus.
The coronavirus has claimed hundreds of lives since officials first identified the virus in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. More than 490 people have since died of the infection in China, according to the World Health Organization. Over the weekend, officials confirmed the first coronavirus death outside of China in the Philippines.
In the U.S., a dozen people have been confirmed as having been infected with the coronavirus: six in California, two in Illinois, one in Massachusetts, one in Arizona, one in Washington and one in Wisconsin.
The World Health Organization has declared coronavirus a global health emergency. Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recommended travelers “avoid all nonessential travel to China” as the virus continues to spread.
Health officials recommend that any people who have recently traveled to Wuhan and subsequently experienced flu-like symptoms -- including fever, coughing, shortness of breath or a sore throat -- contact their health care providers.