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WHO calls China coronavirus an international emergency, but opposes travel bans

by Antonio Regalado

The World Health Organization in Geneva just declared that the epidemic virus spreading out of China is an international public health emergency.

The toll: So far, there are more than 8,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in 22 countries and 171 deaths, according to statistics compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Nearly all the cases are in China, where the virus is believed to have first started circulating in November in the city of Wuhan.

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