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Coronavirus Spreading in Munich Shows Difficulty Halting New Bug

  • Shanghai visitor who didn’t have symptoms led to new cluster
  • Infections widen to seven with two additional 2019-nCoV cases
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A business event in Munich set off a chain of coronavirus infections that began with an infected colleague from Shanghai who showed no symptoms during a trip to the German city. It’s the largest reported cluster of cases caused by human-to-human spread outside China.

According to auto-parts supplier Webasto SE, seven of its employees -- five German and two Chinese -- have been infected with the new coronavirus, the cause of a massive pneumonia outbreak in China that the World Health Organization declared a global emergency on Thursday.