Novel coronavirus: what does analysis of the first patients tell us?

Infectious diseases experts warn asymptomatic patients can shed the virus

The first patients hospitalised for infection with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) had viral pneumonia, with most initial symptoms being fever, dry cough and malaise, according to one of the first publications on the outbreak.

Medics scan for coronavirus in a flight out of Wuhan, China.

Another early report notes that some