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Outbreak of SARS-Like Virus Widens With First Case in Japan

  • Case widens China pneumonia outbreak that’s sickened 43 people
  • Patient hadn’t visited seafood market implicated in outbreak
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China's Mystery Pneumonia Outbreak
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A man who had traveled to Japan after visiting the central Chinese city of Wuhan was infected with a new pneumonia-causing virus, widening the spread of the SARS-like germ first reported in China less than three weeks ago.

The man in his 30s, who lives south of Tokyo, spent time with an infected person in Wuhan, Japanese health officials said Thursday. He developed a fever on Jan. 3 before returning to Japan on Jan. 6, according to a statement. He was hospitalized with pneumonia on Jan. 10 and discharged with a mild cough five days later.