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Voice of America 10 Jan 2020

New Strain of SARS Blamed for Pneumonia Outbreak in China


World health officials say an outbreak of pneumonia in the central Chinese city of Wuhan is being caused by a new strain of the virus that led to the deadly SARS outbreak over a decade ago. VOA's Jeff Custer reports from Washington.

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