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WHO issues 'highest alert' over coronavirus

   

   More than 50 countries, from sub-Saharan Africa to Latin America, are now reporting cases.
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   The Haslemere Health Centre and Pharmacy
   

Coronavirus patient first to be infected in UK

   

   It is unclear how the Surrey man caught the virus, with no obvious link to overseas travel, officials say.
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   A Port Health Service staff member stands next to a thermal scanner as passengers arrive at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos,
   

Nigeria confirms first coronavirus case

   

   The Italian citizen had returned from Milan, in a region badly hit by the outbreak of the virus.
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     * Africa

   Passengers on Milan metro, 26 Feb 20
   

Coronavirus in Europe: Epidemic or 'infodemic'?

   

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   A woman travels on the London Underground wearing a face mask
   

How is the UK planning for a coronavirus outbreak?

   

   What will the government do if there is a UK coronavirus outbreak and how prepared is the NHS?
     * 12h12 hours ago
     * Explainers

   The Haslemere Health Centre and Pharmacy
   

Coronavirus patient first to be infected in UK

   

   It is unclear how the Surrey man caught the virus, with no obvious link to overseas travel, officials say.
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     * UK

   A Port Health Service staff member stands next to a thermal scanner as passengers arrive at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos,
   

Nigeria confirms first coronavirus case

   

   The Italian citizen had returned from Milan, in a region badly hit by the outbreak of the virus.
     * 9h9 hours ago
     * Africa

   Passengers on Milan metro, 26 Feb 20
   

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   Cancer in the colon
   

E. coli gut infection linked to bowel cancer

   
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First case of coronavirus in Wales confirmed

   
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   The patient from the Swansea area had travelled from northern Italy, where the virus was contracted.
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Labour brands Johnson 'part-time PM'

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Coronavirus in Wales: Questions and answers

   
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Man who swallowed his false teeth wins NHS damages

   
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How worried should US be over coronavirus?

   
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Can coronavirus harm breastfed babies, and other questions

   
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