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International Update Volume 50, Issue 3

NEW CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK SPOTLIGHTS DANGERS OF WILD ANIMAL TRADE

China

A recent coronavirus outbreak in Asia has been linked to illegal wildlife trade in a seafood market in Wuhan, China, according to Chinese government officials (The Guardian). The virus has killed at least 25 people and sickened over 800 in Asia, as well as one person in the United States who had recently traveled to Wuhan.