New type of coronavirus causes pneumonia outbreak in C China, experts say

2020-01-09 09:27:16CGTN Editor : Mo Hong'e ECNS App Download

The virus that caused a recent pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan City, central China's Hubei Province, was identified as a new type of coronavirus, revealed the initial research outcome of medical professionals. 

Researchers told reporters that they have successfully obtained the genetic sequencing of the virus from one patient and verified 15 patients were infected with that specific type of virus.

Coronavirus can cause respiratory and abdominal illness.

The next step in the research will be looking into the virus etiology and clinical symptoms for more details, said medical experts.


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