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U.S. Woman From Cruise Falls Ill as 2,200 Head Home: Virus Update

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  • UN’s health chief says virus path is ‘impossible to predict’
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The illness of an 83-year-old U.S. cruise-line traveler with the coronavirus has raised concern as more than 2,200 passengers and crew head home after being trapped at sea for almost two weeks.

The first coronavirus death outside Asia, a Chinese tourist in France, and new cases in Japan, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia suggest no let up in the outbreak.