Cases of new viral respiratory illness rise sharply in China

In this photo taken Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, travelers wearing face masks walk with their luggage at Hankou Railway Station in Wuhan in southern China’s Hubei province. The U.S. on Tuesday reported its first case of a new and potentially deadly virus circulating in China, saying a Washington state resident who returned last week from the outbreak’s epicenter was hospitalized near Seattle. (Chinatopix via AP)

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