(Meredith/KBTX/CNN) -- A suspected case of the lethal Wuhan coronavirus is being investigated in Brazos County, Texas. 

Texas A&M University has confirmed a student of theirs may be infected after a trip to China. 

More than two dozen people have died and hundreds of people around the world have been infected by the Wuhan coronavirus. 

Texas health officials are investigating a suspected case concerning a college student. This comes just a couple days after Washington State confirmed the first case in the United States. 

"The patient had traveled to the area of concern. Developed mild symptoms after returning," Dr. Eric Wilke, Brazos County Health Authority, said. 

School officials have released a statement describing "the immediate health risk to the campus community as low."

County Health officials are working with the CDC to confirm or deny the case.

"If it's a confirmed case contract tracing will be initiated and any at-risk person will be put on a monitoring system and so we'll watch for system development,” Dr. Wilke said. 

There are now hundreds of cases reported worldwide which is sparking fears of an international public health emergency.  

"This is an emergency in China, but it has not yet become a global health emergency. It may yet become one,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization, said. 

But despite those fears, the White House says Americans shouldn’t panic. 

“We are monitoring the situation in real time. The President has been briefed and remains consistently vigilant in making sure that this doesn't spread throughout our country," Hogan Gidley, White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary, said. 

43 people are now under observation in Washington State after close contact with the first US Wuhan patient. 

All members of the US Senate will receive a briefing Friday morning with officials from the Trump administration regarding the coronavirus outbreak. 

 

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