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WHO Declares Global Health Emergency Over Coronavirus

The World Health Organisation has declared a global health emergency over coronavirus. This comes as the virus has spread across every region of China and continues to spread to other nations.

“The main reason for this declaration is not what is happening in China but what is happening in other countries,” said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

The virus has claimed 170 lives in China. The WHO has said there are 98 confirmed cases across 18 other countries outside of China.

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New Chinese Virus: US Announces First Case

A deadly SARS like virus which has spread across south China and into some south-east Asian counties has entered the US. The coronavirus has been confirm in an individual in Seattle. The person had traveled into Seattle from China, after  taking unwell they sought medical help. The coronavirus has now been confirmed.

The virus has spread from the Chinese city of Wuhan and has seen more that 300 people taken ill, with six deaths. The virus is believed to have originated in a market selling seafood, where live animals are also present. It was confirmed the virus can pass from person-to-person.

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