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New Coronavirus in China Could Possibly Spread Between Humans

However, officials say that currently, there is no definitive evidence of human-to-human transmission

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Human-to-human transmission of a virus causing an outbreak in central China may be possible, but the risk appears to be low, health officials said Wednesday.

In the city of Wuhan, 41 people have received a preliminary diagnosis of a new coronavirus, and a 61-year-old man died from the coronavirus last weekend, the Associated Press reported.

Most of the patients worked at or visited a particular seafood wholesale market, preliminary investigations suggest. However, one woman may have contracted the virus from her husband. He worked at the market, but she had no exposure to the market, according to a Wuhan Municipal Health Commission public notice.

Wuhan authorities added that there is no definitive evidence of human-to-human transmission of the virus, the AP reported.

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