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Experts say source of newly identified virus in China must be found

January 9, 2020

Chinese state media reported today that scientists have identified the virus that is likely to have caused the pneumonia-like illness seen in dozens of people recently in the central city of Wuhan.

After identifying a new form of coronavirus (the family that Sars belongs to), scientists have now sequenced its genome, and fifteen people have tested positive for the virus.

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