Wuhan pneumonia outbreak: First case reported outside China

14 January 2020 – BBC News

A tourist in Thailand is now the first person outside China diagnosed with a new, pneumonia-like virus that has already infected dozens of people.

The woman was quarantined after landing in Bangkok from Wuhan, eastern China, where the outbreak started in December.

One person has died and 41 cases of the virus have been recorded so far.

It has been identified as a coronavirus, which can cause illnesses ranging from common colds to potentially deadly Sars.


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