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The World Health Organisation has declared the spread of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV/COVID-19) a global emergency, following its appearance in China late last year. As of February 12, over 45 000 cases and 1,100 deaths have been confirmed in mainland China alone, surpassing the toll from the SARS epidemic of 2002–3.

New cases are being identified each day across 25 other countries, including Australia, which currently has 15 known cases. The Australian Government has recently implemented strict travel restrictions and self-imposed quarantine for all travellers, coming from mainland China.

Perhaps the most alarming aspect of the Coronavirus outbreak is how little is still known about the nature of the disease. It is too early to determine how deadly the virus is, how the virus actually spreads and whether an infected person is contagious before showing symptoms. …



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