A pneumonia outbreak associated with a new coronavirus of probable bat origin

Here we report the identification and characterization of a novel coronavirusĀ (2019-nCoV) that caused an epidemic of acute respiratory syndrome in humans in Wuhan, China. The epidemic, which started on 12 December 2019, has caused 2,050 laboratory-confirmed infections with 56 fatal cases by 26 January 2020. Full-length genome sequences were obtained from five patients at the …

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