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Americans who encountered Coronavirus on cruise ship arrive at Med Center

Feb 18, 2020

Officials at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha say they have received 13 people from a cruise ship in Japan where coronavirus has spread as part of a larger group of American citizens brought back to the U.S. Chris Kratochvil, an executive director of the Global Center for Health Security at the medical center, says Monday that 12 of the people are in quarantine. They currently have no symptoms of the coronavirus. One man is in a bio-containment unit to receive a higher level of care. The new patients came as 57 US evacuees continued to be quarantined at a Nebraska National Guard training base.

UPDATE: Officials have announced that the test results for the 13 people are complete and will be sent to a federal laboratory for confirmation.