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What You Need to Know About China’s Virus Outbreak

What You Need to Know About China’s Virus Outbreak

A newly identified virus that emerged late last year in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, causing an explosive outbreak of sometimes fatal pneumonia, has become a global health emergency. The culprit is a so-called coronavirus dubbed 2019-nCoV. It belongs to a family of viruses responsible for diseases that range in severity from the common cold to severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, which killed almost 800 people in a 2003 outbreak.

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Author : By Jason Gale | Bloomberg

Publish date : 2020-02-08 17:09:49

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