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Health officials worry as untraceable virus clusters emerge

By ANIRUDDHA GHOSAL and LAURAN NEERGAARD | February 22, 2020

In South Korea, Singapore and Iran, clusters of infections are leading to a jump in cases of the new viral illness outside China. But it’s not the numbers that are worrying experts: It's that increasingly they can't trace where the clusters started.World...

Questions complicate efforts to contain new virus from China

By LAURAN NEERGAARD | February 15, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reports one day suggest the respiratory outbreak in China might be slowing, the next brings word of thousands more cases. Even the experts have whiplash in trying to determine if the epidemic is getting worse, or if a backlog of the...

Experts scramble, but new virus vaccine may not come in time

By LAURAN NEERGAARD | February 6, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The flu-like virus that exploded from China has researchers worldwide once again scrambling to find a vaccine against a surprise health threat, with no guarantee one will arrive in time.Just days after Chinese scientists shared the...

Experts prepare but new China virus not a pandemic yet

By CARLA K. JOHNSON | February 3, 2020

Health authorities are preparing for a possible pandemic as they work to contain a respiratory illness in China that's caused by a new virus. Governments are limiting travel, isolating sick people and keeping travelers returning from the affected region...

US reports 1st case of person-to-person spread of new virus

By MIKE STOBBE | January 30, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in the U.S., the new virus from China has spread from one person to another, health officials said Thursday.The latest case — the sixth in the country — is the husband of a Chicago woman who got sick from the virus...

Health experts: Human-to-human spread of new virus worrying

By KEN MORITSUGU | January 29, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — World health officials expressed “great concern” Wednesday that a dangerous new virus is starting to spread between people outside of China, a troubling development as China and the world frantically work to contain the outbreak....

Arizona, California cases push US tally of new virus to 5

January 26, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. has five confirmed cases of the new virus from China, all among people who traveled to the city at the center of the outbreak, health officials said Sunday.Two new cases were reported Sunday — one in Los Angeles County...

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