BFF-50 China virus contagious between people: government expert

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China virus contagious between people: government expert

BEIJING, Jan 20, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – A top Chinese expert on infectious
diseases has confirmed human-to-human transmission of a SARS-like virus that
has spread across the country and reached three other Asian nations, state
media reported Monday.

Zhong Nanshan, a renowned scientist at the national health commission who
helped expose the scale of the 2003 outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory
Syndrome (SARS), said human-to-human transmission is “affirmative”, said
state broadcaster CCTV.

BSS/AFP/ARS/0915 hrs