Thread: [Merged] 2019-nCoV / Corona virus
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Old 17th January 2020, 12:48 PM   #1
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2019-nCoV / Corona virus

This is the newly-discovered coronavirus that has caused a minor outbreak in China.

At first centred on a fish market, the virus is now known to have spread via human-human contact, just like MERS and SARS before it, both of which are also coronaviruses.

USA is the latest country to start screening incoming flights from China, which seems at least a slightly sensible move, given the human-human infection being so fast on the heels of the original outbreak, and the fact that many coronaviruses are highly contagious among human populations.

Luckily, New Zealand has hardly any visitors from China, so we aren't bothering with any extra measures at this stage.
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