Ill Nebraska man being tested for coronavirus

He was among the 300 Americans evacuated from a cruise ship in Japan.
2:08 | 02/19/20

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Next, to the major headline in the coronavirus update, the battle to contain it. Tonight, we have now learned the lead doctor in Wuhan, China, has now died from coronavirus at just 51 years old. Here in the U.S. Tonight, we have hearing from the cruise ship passenger back home who is now sick and in an isolation unit at a hospital in Nebraska. As authorities also try to retrace vacationers who had coronavirus here in the U.S. And who are no longer here. ABC's Clayton Sandell from Nebraska tonight. Reporter: Tonight, the race to contain coronavirus means many people aren't going anywhere. I am in Omaha, Nebraska, at a quarantine unit. Reporter: Jeri Seratti Goldman and her husband Carl are two of more than 300 Americans evacuated from that cruise ship in Japan. Both seemed fine before heading for the U.S., but mid-flight -- When he woke up and I woke up, he was burning up. I went and got the doctor and they put him in the isolated tent right away. Reporter: Carl Goldman is now getting treatment in a specialized bio-containment unit and waiting for test results. The death toll now more than 1,800, including the 51-year old doctor in charge at a Chinese hospital in the epicenter of the outbreak. More than 1,700 health care workers there have gotten sick. At least seven have died. In Hawaii, a couple on vacation flew home to Japan February 6th, later testing positive. Health officials now retracing their steps and delta airlines alerting fellow passengers. In Cambodia, a second cruise ship. Officials now testing more than 1,000 passengers and crew. For some, the dark cloud of coronavirus has lifted. Ken Burnett's wife and two children were quarantined at Travis air force base for two weeks, reunited today. And here in Omaha, they say they are still waiting for the CDC to come back with some results from coronavirus testing. In the meantime, the CDC tonight says they are enacting a new travel restriction. Anyone who was on that cruise ship is now barred from entering the U.S. Until they are symptom free for at least 14 days. David? All right, Clayton Sandell tonight.

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