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kn95 mask, CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The Chinese city of Wuhan is the epicenter of the new virus that has sickened thousands and killed more than 100 people. China has cut off access to Wuhan and 16 other cities in Hubei province to prevent people from leaving and spreading the virus further. In addition to the United States, countries including Japan and South Korea have also planned evacuations. Symptoms of the virus include fever, cough, and in more severe cases shortness of breath or pneumonia.

kn95 mask - Both coronavirus patients in California are travelers from Wuhan, China; Los Angeles County Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis weighs in. Students at Arizona State University are demanding the cancellation of classes after the nation’s fifth and most recent case of the novel coronavirus was confirmed in Arizona. The patient involved in the fifth case is a part of the ASU community, according to a news release from the school. It’s not clear if the individual, — who recently traveled to Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak —  is a student, faculty or staff member, but officials noted the patient “does not live in university housing, is not severely ill and is currently in isolation to keep the illness from spreading.”

kn95 mask, CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE FOX HEALTH NEWSLETTER  Confirmation of the case caused panic at the Tempe university; local drug stores have sold out of surgical masks and students have called for classes to be canceled, reports the student newspaper, The State Press.  “The students of ASU do not feel comfortable attending classes due to the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus,” the petition, which had more than 21,000 signatures as of this writing, begins. “We do not want to risk our lives by attending class.”

kn95 mask - Three students — freshmen Taskina Bhuiyan, Syeda Zainab and Harshita Bellad — created the call to action, telling The State Press it was a “collective idea.” “I put up the petition at around 10 p.m. and the next day there were like 6,000 followers,” Bhuiyan said. SOCIAL MEDIA-FUELED CORONAVIRUS RUMOR AT USC PROMPTS RESPONSE FROM SCHOOL ASU Provost Mark Searle on Monday said the school would not cancel classes. We have received many inquiries about university operations in light of this case. The university remains open and classes are not canceled, Searle wrote in an email to the ASU community, according to AZ Central. 

kn95 mask - The news comes after the University of Southern California (USC) was forced to respond following an erroneous social media-fueled claim that a student was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus. The rumor began late Monday night in a reply to a post on the university’s Twitter account, the Los Angeles Daily News reported. The rumor quickly took hold on the social media platform, leading to hundreds of tweets and even a petition to cancel class amid the alleged “outbreak” at the university.