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Opinion: Former CDC director Tom Frieden on 3 key questions about the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China

25 days ago   |   By STAT

There may or may not always be something new out of Africa , as the saying goes, but there's always something new out of the microbial world. Scientists find an average of one new pathogen every year. The decade is off to a quick start with a newly discovered virus that started sickening - and sometimes killing - people in Wuhan, China. It may have spread to Japan , and just caused the first infection in the United States .
The new virus is a coronavirus. Some coronaviruses don't infect humans, others do but cause only minor illness. Some can cause severe illness in a high proportion of...
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