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China Quarantines City of 11 Million After Deadly Virus Spreads to US

The infectious respiratory illness is a new strain of coronavirus that is causing a type of pneumonia. Some experts have compared it to SARS because it is also a coronavirus. Scientists have examined the genetic code of the new virus and have found that it is more closely related to SARS than any other human coronavirus. The illness is said to have originated in a seafood market in Wuhan and quickly spread to other areas of China, then Japan, Thailand, South Korea, and the United States. Soon after the first case was reported in the U.S., the Chinese government made the call to quarantine the city of Wuhan. Wuhan’s 11 million residents will be trapped in the city until further notice unless they receive special permission to leave after an intense screening process. Read more....

 

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