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Coronavirus declared global health emergency by WHO after 1st person-to-person US case reported

The World Health Organization declared coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern at a news conference Thursday in Geneva.

This is only the sixth time such an emergency has been declared, with past examples including the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Zika virus.

The WHO reserves the designation for “extraordinary events” that pose a public health risk by threatening to spread internationally.

Read more on ABC News

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