Today’s Infectious Disease News (2/28/20)

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New Coronavirus More Contagious Than Originally Thought

Health officials around the world report that the newly identified coronavirus is spreading quickly. Since Monday night the official account of cases increased by about 60 percent. The US is implementing screenings at 15 more airports as authorities try to contain the outbreak, which public some health experts estimate could already have infected 100,000 people in China’s Wuhan province. Over 100 people have now been confirmed dead in China.

Full Story: The Hill, New York Times