Topeka baseball tournament linked to coronavirus case


TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Shawnee County health officials said Wednesday they have have linked a new coronavirus case to a baseball tournament held at Washburn University.

The Shawnee County Health Department said anyone who attended the the Mid-American Baseball Tournament Aug. 2 is at risk for exposure to the virus and should look for symptoms for 14 days after the date of the tournament.

Some symptoms to look for include:

  • fever of 100.4 F or higher
  • chills
  • rigors
  • myalgia (muscle pain or aches)
  • malaise
  • headache
  • sore throat
  • lower respiratory illness (cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing)
  • new olfactory and taste disorders
  • diarrhea
  • congestion or runny nose
  • nausea or vomiting

People who develop or have developed any of these symptoms since attending the event are asked to contact their primary care provider for further instruction.

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