BRISTOL, CT (WFSB) - As coronavirus statistics continue to rise worldwide, some parents in Bristol said they're concerned after a group of students and teachers returned from an Italy trip.
Europe's biggest outbreak of the coronavirus has been in Italy where seven people died and more than 229 people were infected.
As of Tuesday, the World Health Organization said the death toll stood at more than 2,700.
In Italy, 300 people have been infected and five have died.
The group of 20 students and staff from Bristol Central High School returned from the Italy trip on Friday night. They had traveled to Fano, Italy, nearly four hours from where the outbreak is.
At first, the Bristol-Burlington Health District "recommended all travelers remain home from school/work for 48 hours."
However, the recommendation was then updated. It said it is now not monitoring the group of travelers.
"Those who are not ill and went on trip are free to go to work or school and do as they please," said Marco Palmeri, director of health.
Despite the recommendation, Bristol parents said most of the students and faculty from the trip were in school on Monday.
CNN is reporting the outbreak is in the northern part of Italy, near Lombardy, which is about four hours away from where the group traveled.
The outbreak has now spread to Tuscany and Sicily.
A doctor specializing in infectious diseases shed some light on the risks Tuesday.
"I think this point in the United States, the risk of anyone getting the coronavirus is minimal. Things change on a day by day basis but currently the risk is minimal," said Dr. Virginia Bielech, chief of Infectious Diseases at the Hospital of Central Connecticut.
She said while information continues to change and update, she believes right now the risk is low.
"Things change on a day by day basis but currently the risk is minimal," Bielech said.
New information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believe what could happen is that "More cases are likely to be identified in the coming days, including more cases in the United States. It’s also likely that person-to-person spread will continue to occur, including in the United States."
Doctors advise folks to keep up to date with any travel warnings that are issued.