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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

The U.S. State Department announced this weekend that it would send a charter plane to evacuate Americans from a cruise ship anchored at Tokyo, Japan, and quarantined in an effort to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. When the Americans return to the U.S., they will be housed in isolation for two weeks at one of two military bases: Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland or Travis Air Force Base in California.

Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio

A 15th case of the coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, has been confirmed in the U.S., and this time it's in San Antonio.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Several Bexar County residents who’ve recently been to China are quarantining themselves for two weeks.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

There is a plane headed for Texas from China. Onboard are Americans who are evacuating the city of Wuhan, ground zero for the novel coronavirus that is circing the globe. They are at risk of infection, and will be quarantined on Lackland Air Force Base for two weeks. If, after two weeks, they show no symptoms of the virus, they will be allowed to leave.

Eileen Pace | Texas Public Radio

Dozens of men, women and children -- all American evacuees from China -- landed in a privately charted plane at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio on Friday. U.S. health officials were prepared to house and monitor the passengers, who may have been exposed to the coronavirus outbreak. They will be quarantined at an on-base hotel for two weeks.

In 2003, the world watched a strange virus circulate the globe. It was a novel coronavirus, the first to emerge from China in the 21st century. It was making thousands of people sick, and hundreds of people were dying. 

A Feb. 2, 2020 photo of empty lodging facilities at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.
DoD Housing Support

Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland announced on Saturday it had been selected by the Department of Health and Human Services to house people arriving from China who are at risk of being infected with coronavirus.

Coronavirus Screenings Coming To Houston, Dallas And El Paso

Jan 28, 2020
Houston Airport System

Several Texas airports will soon begin screening certain travelers for a novel form of coronavirus, as public health officials rush to contain a deadly outbreak that so far has been mostly limited to China. 

A map showing where cases of coronavirus have been confirmed.
Courtesy of CDC

After multiple false alarms in recent days, Texas health officials confirmed Monday that there are no confirmed cases of the deadly coronavirus in the state.

Officials Testing Texas A&M Student For Possible Coronavirus Infection

Jan 23, 2020
A map showing where cases of coronavirus have been confirmed.
Courtesy of CDC

A student at Texas A&M University is being tested for possible infection with the new coronavirus, officials at the Brazos County Health District said Thursday.