Coronavirus: Scientists believe deadly virus originated in wild ...

Key Points

  • There is an outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus.
  • Reportedly, most patients have had links to large seafood and live animal market. Health officials closed the market on January 1, 2020, for cleaning and disinfection.
  • Limited person-to-person spread may occur.
  • Travelers to Wuhan, China, should avoid animals (alive or dead), animal markets, and contact with sick people.
  • Travelers from Wuhan to the United States may be asked questions about their health and travel history upon arrival.
  • The situation is evolving. This notice will be updated as more information becomes available.

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