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As the WHO continues to respond to the massive outbreak of the novel coronavirus, health workers and government officials are working to reduce its negative effect on the economy and population before the virus becomes a global crisis.


The #coronavirus rose to more than 24,000 cases and 494 deaths in #China. The US confirmed a person-to-person transmission of the virus. The #WHO announced it is taking further action to contain the outbreak inside and outside mainland China.


The State Department revised its China travel advisory to Level 3, urging visitors to reconsider traveling, while the epicenter of the Coronavirus epidemic in Hubei province has been raised to level 4 -- do not travel.


Chinese officials confirmed that a new strain of coronavirus has been transmitted human-to-human. Authorities are attempting to quarantine the virus amid the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations where many are expected to travel around China and abroad.

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