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Tourist in Thailand the first person outside China to be diagnosed with new mystery virus

A tourist in Thailand has become the first person outside China diagnosed with a new, pneumonia-like virus that has infected dozens of people.
 
The woman was quarantined after landing in Bangkok from Wuhan, eastern China, where the outbreak began last month.
 
One person has died and 41 cases of the virus have been recorded so far.
 
It has been identified as a coronavirus, which can cause illnesses ranging from common colds to potentially deadly Sars.
 
Sars - severe acute respiratory syndrome - killed more than 700 people around the world during an outbreak in 2002 to 2003, after originating in China.
 
It infected more than 8,000 people in 26 countries.
 
China has been free of Sars since May 2004.
 


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