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Image caption The outbreak occurred in the city of Wuhan, south of Beijing. A mystery virus - previously unknown to science - is causing severe lung disease in the Chinese city of Wuhan. More than 50 people have been infected. Seven are currently in a critical condition. A new virus arriving on the scene, leaving patients with pneumonia, is always a worry and health officials around the world are on high alert. But is this a brief here-today-gone-tomorrow outbreak or the first sign of something far more dangerous? WHAT IS THIS VIRUS? Viral samples have been taken from patients and analysed in the laboratory. And officials in China and the World Health Organization have concluded the infection is a coronavirus. Full story

10 January