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Girl quarantined at MCAS Miramar back in hospital for cough

The girl's father says she is doing better as of Wednesday afternoon.

SAN DIEGO — Annabel Wucinski, age 3, is back in the hospital after her father says she developed a slight cough.

"Some of the staff saw her cough. In an abundance of caution, they sent her back," said father Frank Wucinski.

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Annabel was one of seven patients admitted to the hospital after returning on a plane from Wuhan, China last week - the center of the coronavirus outbreak, which is now being called "COVID-19."

Her test came back negative, so she and her dad were sent back to MCAS Mirimar to finish out the rest of their 14-day quarantine.

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Now that she is getting checked out at Rady Children's Hospital, results should be back from the CDC in a couple of days.

Frank says her cough is pretty much gone now and she seems to be in good spirits.

"She's tired, but she's running around playing." said Wucinski.

Annabel's mother stayed in China to take care of her father who just passed away due to COVID-19. Furthermore, Frank says his wife developed pneumonia and has to stay in her apartment except for doctors appointments.

The Chinese government is bringing her groceries and Frank says she is slowly recovering.

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230 people are being held on base at MCAS Miramar.

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