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Infectious disease experts say they wouldn't be surprised if a new virus that's sickened 12 people and killed six shows up in the United States. The first cases of the novel coronavirus, which is in the same family as SARS and the common cold, were found to have occurred in an Amman, Jordan, hospital in April, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Infectious disease experts say they wouldn't be surprised if a new virus that's sickened 12 people and killed six shows up in the United States. The first cases of the novel coronavirus, which is in the same family as SARS and the common cold, were found to have occurred in an Amman, Jordan, hospital in April, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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