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Experts think the Wuhan coronavirus jumped from bats to snakes to people. Bats have been the source of at least 4 pandemics

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

A coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, has killed 25 people and infected more than 830.
The coronavirus is a zoonotic disease, meaning it jumps from animals to humans.
SARS, a coronavirus that killed 774 people in the early 2000s, jumped from bats to civets to people.
The Wuhan coronavirus is also thought to have originated bats, which may have passed the disease to snakes, which then passed it to humans.
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The coronavirus spreading in China and the SARS outbreak of 2003 have two things in common: Both are from the coronavirus...
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Global stocks steady as caution on China virus continues; euro hits seven-week low after ECB

Global stocks steady as caution on China virus continues; euro hits seven-week low after ECB

1 month ago   |   By Reuters

Stocks made a barely positive start in early Asian trade on Friday after the world's health body called it a little too early to declare a coronavirus outbreak a global emergency.
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Euro near seven-week low after ECB; virus fears support yen

1 month ago   |   By Reuters

The euro hovered near a seven-week low against the dollar on Friday after the European Central Bank was seen as more dovish than expected, while anxiety over China's coronavirus outbreak propped up the safe-haven yen.
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The Chinese city of Wuhan was a breeding ground for an outbreak, experts say. The coronavirus has infected more than 800 people

The Chinese city of Wuhan was a breeding ground for an outbreak, experts say. The coronavirus has infected more than 800 people

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

A coronavirus outbreak has killed 25 people and infected more than 830 in China.
It has spread to eight other countries , including the US.
The virus originated in Wuhan, a dense city in central China that serves as a major transportation hub and had markets selling live animals .
Public-health experts say the combination of these conditions was a recipe for a viral outbreak.
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When Chinese authorities first reported an outbreak of a new coronavirus in Wuhan, China, many public health experts had a similar reaction: It was only a matter of...
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The American Airlines flight attendant union is calling on US airlines to step up precautions for the deadly Wuhan coronavirus

The American Airlines flight attendant union is calling on US airlines to step up precautions for the deadly Wuhan coronavirus

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

The head of the American Airlines flight attendant union called on US airlines to increase precautions over the deadly coronavrius outbreak in Wuhan, China .
More than 630 people have been infected by the mysterious virus, and 18 have died.
Airlines have said they are coordinating with US health officials.
American said it is taking steps to communicate the risks, and hand out sanitizing wipes on flights to China.
Delta said it would offer " flexibility " to customers booked to travel to Wuhan.
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China spent the crucial first days of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak arresting people who posted about it online and threatening journalists

China spent the crucial first days of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak arresting people who posted about it online and threatening journalists

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

In the early days of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, Chinese officials arrested citizens they accused of spreading rumors about the illness online.
Journalists have also reported being detained and threatened by Chinese authorities while covering the outbreak.
Experts are now faulting the Chinese government for its harsh crackdown on the flow of information about the virus.
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As the Wuhan coronavirus death toll rose to at least 18 on Thursday, the Chinese government is facing questions over its vice grip on the flow of information in the...
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