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Coronavirus outbreak: China's history of deadly infectious diseases

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By: William HILDERBRANDT Follow | Stéphanie CHEVAL | Camille FEVRIER | Sonia BARITELLO
14 min

A new strand of coronavirus is causing panic across China and abroad, with more than 100 people dead and thousands now infected. Authorities have taken severe precautions, but there is still concern over Chinese New Year, which is often called the world's largest human migration. We take a look back at some of the other major outbreaks of disease that have affected China in recent years.

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