KOMO News is reporting that the first documented case of a deadly virus that originated in China has been detected in Washington state.

The novel (new) coronavirus has killed 6 people in China already.

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website:
"(The CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in more than 200 confirmed human infections in China and exported cases in Thailandexternal icon, Japanexternal icon, and The Republic of Koreaexternal icon. The outbreak in Wuhan, China has been linked to a large seafood and animal market, suggesting a possible zoonotic origin to the outbreak. There are ongoing investigations to learn more."

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