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The Investigation Begins...

Scientists of the National Institute of Viral Disease Control and Prevention (IVDC) confirmed the novel coronavirus isolated on January 3, was the pathogenic cause of the viral pneumonia of unknown etiology (VPUE) cluster and designated the disease as a novel coronavirus-infected pneumonia (NCIP).


The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created an "incident management system" and issued a travel health notice for travelers to Wuhan, Hubei province, China due to the cluster of cases of pneumonia of an unknown etiology..."


For information regarding genomic analyses of specific pathogens kept up-to-date, click here.

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