Coronaviridae

First Case of the New Coronavirus in Australia - All Travelers from China are being Checked

Australia has confirmed the first case of infection from the new coronavirus that been reported in China, Japan and South Korea.

A Queensland Health spokesperson said the man was being tested because he had visited Wuhan.

"The man will remain in isolation until his symptoms have resolved. We are closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak in China.

China reports 2nd death from virus behind pneumonia outbreak

A second person has died from a new coronavirus that has caused an outbreak of pneumonia in central China, health authorities said.

A 69-year-old man surnamed Xiong fell ill with the respiratory condition on Dec. 31, according to a statement late on Jan. 16 from the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission. He died on Jan. 15.

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