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Evacuee quarantined in Nebraska undergoing evaluation

February 14, 2020 GMT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — One of 57 evacuees from the virus zone in China who is being held in quarantine in Nebraska was transported Friday to a special isolation unit of an Omaha medical center to undergo testing after developing a mild cough overnight.

Officials with Nebraska Medicine said the woman’s symptoms are “extremely mild” and that she did not have a fever when she was taken to the University of Nebraska Medical Center campus’ federally funded National Quarantine Unit. The woman had samples taken Friday out of an abundance of caution,” officials said, and the samples will be tested for COVID-19.

The unit is separate from any of the buildings on campus where patients receive care.

The group of evacuees was flown into to Omaha on Feb. 7 and is be quarantined at a Nebraska National Guard training base just southwest of Omaha.