The patient is in isolation at home as health care workers are performing tests to determine whether the student contracted the coronavirus.
There is no cure for the new virus or vaccine to prevent it, and the National Institutes of Health says research to develop a vaccine is in 'very preliminary stages'.
Experts monitoring the spread of China's new coronavirus say that Canada's risk level for an outbreak is still unclear, but it's a level that can evolve and increase as global infections continue to skyrocket.
Trying to cope with coronavirus transmission, the Chinese government put on quarantine Wuhan - a city of 11 million people, where the virus originated.
"The decision about whether or not to declare a public health emergency of global concern is one I take extremely seriously, and one I am only prepared to make with appropriate consideration of all the evidence", Tedros said.
'This should not be taken as a sign that we don't think the outrbreak is serious, or that we are not taking it seriously, ' said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
Tedros sidestepped questions at the press conference about China's travel restrictions, underscoring the sensitive political nature of coordinating worldwide responses to outbreaks of novel, unsafe pathogens such as 2019-nCoV. Other precautionary measures have been introduced by the Public Health Agency of Canada, including screening processes at airports in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal to identify passengers travelling from Wuhan for assessment by Canada Border Services Agency officers, including a possible temperature check.
The government of Wuhan said people shouldn't leave "unless there is a special reason".
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Neither study explained how the virus may have been transmitted from animals to humans.
He reportedly had no symptoms of the virus upon arrival but, after reading about the outbreak online and developing symptoms, he contacted his doctor.
Common symptoms of the 2019-nCoV strain include respiratory ailments such as fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties, according to the WHO. All 17 deaths linked with the disease have been in China, and all of them occurred in people with compromised immune systems due to underlying health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. Numerous people with severe forms of the new coronavirus were men older than 40 who had existing health issues. The authorities in Huanggang, a city of seven million, shut indoor entertainment venues like cinemas and Internet cafes, and ordered residents to wear face masks.
Fox News could not immediately reach an official to confirm the number.
Officially called the 2019-nCoV, the virus was discovered last December at Wuhan's Hunan Seafood Market.
The PHEIC is defined by the WHO as an extraordinary event that is determined to constitute a public health risk to other states through the global spread of disease and to potentially require a coordinated worldwide response.
But they still have not been able to confirm the exact source of the virus. Hyatt Hotels also said that cancellation fees will be waived for stays in areas most likely affected by the virus outbreak. Neither theory has been confirmed.