Can the coronavirus outbreak be contained?

Scientists are racing to answer questions about 2019-nCoV that might help control its spread

Health workers outside of Shanghai

Health care workers and police at a highway toll station outside of Shanghai check a driver for signs of infection with a new coronavirus. Chinese officials have taken measures such as quarantining cities and closing businesses to attempt to contain the spread of the virus.

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