Mike Pence shook hands with classmates of a Florida schoolboy who is now in ...

Mike Pence shook hands with classmates of a Florida schoolboy who is now in quarantine with mother after she 'came into contact' with a coronavirus patient Pence shook hands with 44 students at Sarasota Military Academy on Friday  On Monday, the school announced one of its students and his mother had been quarantined The boy was not one of the students Pence met, but the school is being disinfected  There is one confirmed case of coronavirus at the hospital where the boy's mother works  There are now 100 confirmed cases in the US across 15 states; six people have died 

By Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com

Published: 18:14 GMT, 3 March 2020 | Updated: 18:15 GMT, 3 March 2020

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Vice President Mike Pence shook hands with the classmates of a Florida school boy who may have been exposed to coronavirus through his mother's work at a hospital. 

Pence was in Sarasota for a campaign event last week when he met students from the Sarasota Military Academy. 

He had been and gone by the time it was announced that the boy - who was not one of the students he met - had been quarantined along with his mother as a precaution. 

Neither one of them has tested positive with the virus, but the there are fears over the mother's work at Sarasota Doctor's Hospital, where a person has tested positive for coronavirus. 

In a Facebook post on Monday, the

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