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The Age, Sex and Symptoms of China’s Coronavirus Victims

  • At least 25 people have died and hundreds more infected
  • China halts travel from Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak
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Several people who’ve died from a new virus in China didn’t display symptoms of fever, potentially complicating global efforts to check for infected travelers by temperature screening at airports and other travel hubs.

The Hubei Health Commission said Friday seven more people had died in the central Chinese province from the coronavirus infection. Six died in Wuhan and the other death was in Yichang, which is about 200 miles away from the provincial capital and epicenter of the outbreak. Of the 24 people who’ve died in total in Hubei, seven had symptoms other than fever, such as breathing difficulty, chest tightness and coughing.