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Jan 24, 2020

Jan 24, 2020
CPR in hospital

Studies highlight nCoV similarity with SARS, family transmission

A study of Wuhan's earliest cases details serious SARS-like symptoms and a 15% death rate.

Jan 20, 2020

Jan 20, 2020
Blurry health workers in hallway

New coronavirus infects health workers, spreads to Korea

Fourteen health workers are now infected in the 218-case nCoV outbreak.

Jan 17, 2020

Jan 17, 2020
Asian boy in airport

As Thailand notes 2nd nCoV case, CDC begins airport screening

Screening will begin at airports in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

Jan 15, 2020

Jan 15, 2020

Second family cluster found in Wuhan novel coronavirus outbreak

New details in the outbreak emerge, including potential human-to-human spread.

Jan 13, 2020

Jan 13, 2020
Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok

Thailand finds Wuhan novel coronavirus in traveler from China

The woman has no fever or respiratory symptoms and may go home soon.

Jan 11, 2020

Jan 11, 2020
Closeup of glove performing PCR test

China releases genetic data on new coronavirus, now deadly

Officials put the case count at 41 and note how the new virus relates to the SARS virus.

Jan 09, 2020

Jan 09, 2020
DNA sequencing test

More details emerge on new coronavirus in Wuhan cluster

The virus seems to group with the betacoronaviruses, the genus that includes the SARS virus and MERS-CoV.

Jan 08, 2020

Jan 08, 2020
Coronavirus illustration

Virologists weigh in on novel coronavirus in China's outbreak

Coronaviruses that can cause serious human disease are on the rise, emphasizing the importance of public health preparedness.

Jan 06, 2020

Jan 06, 2020
Night market in Wuhan, China

Questions still swirl over China's unexplained pneumonia outbreak

The CDC issues a watch but does not call for travel limits.

Jan 02, 2020

Jan 02, 2020
Wuhan skyline

No answers yet in China's pneumonia outbreak

Local sources say the market linked to the cases sold some live animals and animal organs, raising concerns about zoonotic virus spread.

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