20 Jan 2020

New virus in China causing concern in NZ

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 2:20 pm on 20 January 2020

The Ministry of Health has warned health professionals about an outbreak of a deadly new virus in China, which has killed two people and infected at least 62. The virus causes symptoms from fever to severe lung disease. Dr Siouxsie Wiles explains what this virus is, and if we need to worry.

A woman walks in front of the closed Huanan wholesale seafood market, where health authorities say a man who died from a respiratory illness had purchased goods from, in the city of Wuhan.

A woman walks in front of the closed Huanan wholesale seafood market, where health authorities say a man who died from a respiratory illness had purchased goods from, in the city of Wuhan. Photo: AFP or licensors

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