An MIA teen has faced a restless couple of weeks in watch for the symptoms of coronavirus, following her return from China.
Emily Adamson, 16, spent six days in Shanghai taking part in a Model United Nations conference last month.
Over three days at the conference, she interacted with up to 1000 people who had come from all over the world, and from all over China - including from the Hubei Province epicentre of the deadly virus.
Returning to Australia on January 21, Emily was given no reason to be concerned for her health, despite her classmates' brief illness overseas.
"Some of my friends got a bit sick in China, but that was an unrelated thing," the 16-year-old said.
"I still bought a mask and wore it just in case.
"I didn't hear anything about the virus when I was in China.
Upon their return and without concern for their welfare, Emily and her three other classmates, spent time sight-seeing around Sydney.
"I went to Bondi Beach, got on a train and met some friends in Sydney," Emily said.
With no signs of illness, and no advice to the contrary, Emily continued to live as usual.
As scheduled, she boarded her REX plane back to her home in Griffith.
She spent the remainder of her holidays visiting friends, going shopping, attending Australia Day services, she even attended her regular dentist appointment.
To celebrate her 16th birthday on January 26, she went to the RMS to do her learner driving test.
But a day later, on January 27 her plans changed.
"I'd been back a week and then they [health advisers] started talking about exclusions," she said.
Due to return to school the following day, she was unsure whether she would be there for her first day of year 11.
"I go to a private school, and they asked that we [the students who had been to China] stay at home," Emily said.
Paying close attention to the health warnings, Emily found the advice to be very inconsistent, leaving her confused on what to do and where to go.
"I thought I'd be fine because up until then, I'd been told I would be. I hadn't been to Wuhan City," Emily said.
"I haven't had any contact with confirmed [coronavirus] cases [but] I have no idea whether anyone at the conference is now a confirmed case."
Now limiting her interaction beyond her family home, Emily is concerned for the countless people she and her fellow classmates may have been in contact with before they were told to stay away.
She also worries that had she been infected unknowingly, there may have been drastic consequences for her family.
"I could have given them something and then they could have given it to others without knowing," Emily said.
As a result of the concerns, Emily's father Greg Adamson decided to take a week off work to ensure he would be free from infection.
Now more than two weeks after her return to Australia, Emily's fears have been allayed.
But, having had to take time off school has left her feeling as though her classwork might suffer nonetheless.
"What I'm most anxious about now is that I have to catch up with year 11," she said.
"My teachers have been supportive, they've been sending me work by email but I know some of the other girls [who were on the trip] are a little worried."