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US, South Korea Militaries Face New Enemy in Viral Outbreak

SEOUL, South Korea — The U.S. and South Korean militaries, used to being on guard for threats from North Korea, face a new and formidable enemy that could hurt battle readiness: a virus spreading around the world that has infected more than 1,200 people in Sou...
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Iran Says 12 Dead From New Virus, Rejects Higher Death Toll

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran's government said Monday that 12 people had died nationwide from the new coronavirus, rejecting claims of a much higher death toll by a lawmaker from the city of Qom that has been at the epicenter of the virus in the country....
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16 Cruise Ship Evacuees Being Moved to US Hospitals

SEATTLE — Eleven Americans who were brought to the U.S. from a quarantined cruise ship have been moved to hospitals, because delayed Japanese test results showed they had the new virus that caused an outbreak i...
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Poll: More Americans Worry About Flu Than New Virus

A wide share of Americans are at least moderately confident in U.S. health officials’ ability to handle emerging viruses, and more express concern about catching the flu than catching the new coronavirus, according to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Cent...
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China’s Virus Center Vows No Patient Unchecked as Cases Fall

BEIJING — Inspectors in protective suits went door-to-door Wednesday in the epicenter of China's viral outbreak to try to find every infected person in an epidemic that is showing signs of waning as new cases fell for a second straight day. “This must be ta...