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Wuhan Coronavirus

A poster warning about coronavirus is seen as passengers wear masks in a departure lobby at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020.
Ahn Young-joon
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Associated Press
A poster warning about coronavirus is seen as passengers wear masks in a departure lobby at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020.

More than 50 million people are under quarantine in China to contain the Wuhan coronavirus, which has infected thousands and is responsible for at least 82 deaths.

The disease has already reached several countries, including the U.S., and now Chinese health officials warn that the coronavirus is becoming more virulent and could be spread before people appear to be sick.

Today on All Sides: What we know so far about this new virus, and the worldwide efforts to contain the outbreak.

Guests:

  • Lena H. Sun, national reporter, The Washington Post
  • Dr. Mark R. Denison, director of the division of infectious diseases, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Further reading: "Westerville man stuck in China in coronavirus outbreak" by Max Filby, The Columbus Dispatch

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