Suspected cases of the new coronavirus from China have now been reported in Mexico, Brazil and Russia.
The Mexican president said Wednesday that the authorities are investigating one potential case of the Wuhan virus in the northern state of Tamaulipas,…which borders the U.S.
He added, however, that a second potential case had been ruled out.
Also on Wednesday, Brazilian officials reported the first suspected case of the virus in the city of Belo Horizonte.
That patient, who had traveled from China, has been taken to the hospital.
Over in Russia, the consumer safety regulator said the country is working on a vaccine against the virus.
Two people in Russia have been hospitalized with suspected symptoms.
The regulator said it has strengthened quarantine control at all entry points into the country.