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The Chinese city of Wuhan was a breeding ground for an outbreak, experts say. The coronavirus has infected more than 800 people

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

A coronavirus outbreak has killed 25 people and infected more than 830 in China.
It has spread to eight other countries , including the US.
The virus originated in Wuhan, a dense city in central China that serves as a major transportation hub and had markets selling live animals .
Public-health experts say the combination of these conditions was a recipe for a viral outbreak.
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When Chinese authorities first reported an outbreak of a new coronavirus in Wuhan, China, many public health experts had a similar reaction: It was only a matter of...
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Global stocks steady as caution on China virus continues; euro hits seven-week low after ECB

Global stocks steady as caution on China virus continues; euro hits seven-week low after ECB

1 month ago   |   By Reuters

Stocks made a barely positive start in early Asian trade on Friday after the world's health body called it a little too early to declare a coronavirus outbreak a global emergency.
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China coronavirus infections soar to 830, with 25 deaths as WHO says it's too early to declare global emergency

China coronavirus infections soar to 830, with 25 deaths as WHO says it's too early to declare global emergency

1 month ago   |   By RT

The World Health Organization held off designating a new fast-spreading coronavirus as an international health threat, but did deem it a crisis within China, where the pathogen has infected some 830 people and killed 25.
After two days of meetings, WHO determined it was a “bit too early” to label the outbreak an international health emergency on Thursday at a meeting in Geneva, despite the rapidly rising disease toll.
“Make no mistake, though, this is an emergency in China,” said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, adding “It has not yet become a global health emergency. It may yet...
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