The coronavirus is officially more deadly than SARS908 people are dead in China, as of February 8, as the country quarantines cities and works to end the virus. SARS began in 2002 in similar circumstances and killed 774 people across the world.

Two people outside China have died from coronavirus. The virus has been linked to an exotic animal market in Wuhan, China.  97 new deaths were reported by Chinese officials on Sunday, February 9.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) will soon be on the ground in China, after the country delayed their advice and input. The WHO’ s director general, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Twitter that they were deploying workers to the area to help the situation.

Animal activists have linked the coronavirus outbreak to the prevalence of the wildlife trade in China. The coronavirus was transmitted from animals to humans at a wildlife market in Wuhan. Pangolins are now thought to be the source of the virus.

PETA and other activist groups are urging people to stop eating meat to help stop the spread of these viruses.

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