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WHO declares Coronavirus a Global Health Emergency

The World Health Organization has declared Coronavirus a global health emergency with 82 cases so far identified in 18 countries.

Coronavirus weaker than Sars but may share link to bats, Chinese scientists say

The coronavirus discovered in Wuhan may share the same bat-related ancestor as Sars, according to the latest study by Chinese scientists, which said the strain was weaker than the devastating 2002-03 Sars outbreak but was still “highly infectious”.