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The new coronavirus: What we do — and don’t — know

By: Todd Ellerin, MD, Contributor A rapidly evolving health story broke in late December when a novel illness originating in Wuhan, China made the news. Reports of the number of infected people swiftly rose, and isolated cases of this new coronavirus dubbed 2019-nCoV by scientists have appeared in several countries due to international travel. At this writing, almost 1,300 confirmed cases and over 40 deaths have occurred in China, according to an article…

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