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Questions of Risk Follow the Spread of a New Virus out of China

Jan 23, 2020 | 00:41 GMT
Authorities in Wuhan, China, check the temperature of a passenger at a wharf on the Yangtze River on Jan. 22, 2020.

Security officials check the temperature of passengers at a wharf on the Yangtze River in Wuhan, China, on Jan. 22, 2020. The spread of an emerging coronavirus that has led to 17 deaths so far has prompted emergency health measures across China.

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While the disease originating in Wuhan has raised comparisons to the disruptive 2003 SARS outbreak, greater transparency and a quicker government response this time around could limit the damage....

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