U.S. officials on Thursday announced the country’s 15th confirmed case of the new coronavirus – an evacuee from China who had been under quarantine in Texas. (Feb. 13) AP Domestic
Colorado State University researchers will offer their insights on the global coronavirus outbreak during a free public event Wednesday.
The event, which CSU said is being hosted “in response to concerns related to the respiratory illness outbreak,” will feature a panel of researchers, including:
- Brian Geiss, Rebekah Kading and Tony Schountz, associate professors of microbiology, immunology and pathology
- Lorann Stallones, professor of psychology
The panel will be moderated by Mark Zabel, research associate dean in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical sciences.
There will also be a question-and-answer session. Robert Ellis, professor of microbiology, immunology and pathology and director of CSU Biosafety, will be in the audience to answer questions about biosafety.
The death toll from the coronavirus that surfaced in China late last year rose to 1,370 on Thursday, according to USA TODAY. All but three of the deaths have been in mainland China.
Thursday, U.S. health officials confirmed the country’s 15th case of the new coronavirus, dubbed COVID-19. There have been no confirmed coronavirus deaths in the U.S., though one American died Wuhan, China.
Learn more about coronavirus at Colorado State event
Colorado State University’s panel discussion and question-and-answer session on coronavirus is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in Lory Student Center Ballroom D. The event is free and open to the public.
Find directions to Lory Student Center at ramtrax.colostate.edu/directions-lory-student-center.
USA TODAY contributed to this report.
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Editor’s note: This story was updated on Feb. 14 to reflect changes to the panel that will present at the Feb. 19 event.
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