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China's new virus looms over Lunar New Year travel

Confirmation of coronavirus worries Honda, Nissan and Wuhan suppliers

Passengers wait to board a train during the Chinese Lunar New Year travel rush at a railway station in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province. Nearly 3 billion passenger trips were made during last year's holidays.   © Reuters

SHANGHAI/DALIAN -- Health experts in China on Thursday confirmed a new type of virus as the cause of a pneumonia outbreak in the city of Wuhan ahead of a rush of holiday travel in the region.

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