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Coronavirus

China virus outbreak not currently spreading: WHO

Cluster of pneumonia cases linked to seafood market in Wuhan

The recent outbreak of pneumonia appears to center around this Wuhan seafood market.   © Kyodo

LONDON (Reuters) -- An outbreak of pneumonia that has killed one person in China and infected 40 others appears to be linked to a single seafood market in the central city of Wuhan and has not so far spread beyond there, the World Health Organization said on Sunday.

The cluster of infections had raised fears of a potential epidemic after China said last week that the virus causing it was a previously unknown type but came from the same family of viruses that caused the SARS and MERS epidemics.

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