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One expert was skeptical because data are delayed and intermittent.
China reports 688 new cases today, with the head of the World Health Organization en route.
A study of Wuhan's earliest cases details serious SARS-like symptoms and a 15% death rate.
Fourteen health workers are now infected in the 218-case nCoV outbreak.
Screening will begin at airports in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
New details in the outbreak emerge, including potential human-to-human spread.
The woman has no fever or respiratory symptoms and may go home soon.
Officials put the case count at 41 and note how the new virus relates to the SARS virus.
The virus seems to group with the betacoronaviruses, the genus that includes the SARS virus and MERS-CoV.
Coronaviruses that can cause serious human disease are on the rise, emphasizing the importance of public health preparedness.
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