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What is coronavirus and how worried should we be?

The Guardian

Experts fear latest strain of virus originating in Wuhan may spread across planet from person to person

It is a novel coronavirus – that is to say, a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals – possibly seafood. Many of those infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city. New and troubling viruses usually originate in animal hosts. Ebola and flu are examples.

Continue reading… January 22, 2020 at 06:00PM Sarah Boseley and Hannah Devlin

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