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From: crainiac (Rep: 4158)Date: 01/26/2020 09:05
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Coronavirus contagious even in incubation stage, China’s health authority says

National Health Commission says understanding of infection remains limited, but its ability to spread is getting stronger
More than 1,300 extra doctors and nurses have been deployed to Hubei to help battle outbreak, with 1,000 more to follow soon

William Zheng
Published: 5:11pm, 26 Jan, 2020
Updated: 7:09pm, 26 Jan, 2020

China’s National Health Commission (NHC) said on Sunday that the new coronavirus is contagious even in its incubation period, which lasts up to 14 days, and that the virus’ ability to spread is getting stronger.

Ma Xiaowei, the minister in charge of the NHC, told a press briefing that the authorities’ understanding of the virus was “limited” and they were also unclear on the risks posed by possible mutations.

“The outbreak is expected to continue for some time,” he said.

Since the outbreak was first reported in December, more than 2,070 people have been infected with the new coronavirus and 56 killed...

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