China coronavirus could spread across the globe, WHO warns

The mystery strain of the virus has affected 41 people and has claimed one life

Limited human-to-human transmission of a new coronavirus in China may have taken place within families, and there could be a wider outbreak that affects other countries, the WHO has warned.

MERS coronavirus
A MERS coronavirus particle.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause infections, ranging from the common cold to SARS.

A Chinese woman has been quarantined in Thailand

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