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Take Five: When China sneezes

Wuhan in central China is the size of London. But these days, flights to and from the city are cancelled, highways are shut and soldiers guard the railway station, as China tries to quarantine the centre of a virus outbreak that had by Friday killed 26 people and infected hundreds globally. That's actually reassuring when compared to the secretive handling of the 2003 SARS epidemic. And the World Health Organisation says while this is "an emergency in China", it's not of international concern ye

U.S. health officials confirm second U.S. case of Wuhan coronavirus

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday confirmed a second U.S. case of the new coronavirus from China in a Chicago woman, and said as many as 63 potential cases were being investigated as the sometimes deadly illness continues to spread around the globe.