An updated analysis today casts doubt on whether China will be able to contain its novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) epidemic, as the country reported 440 new cases and Australia and Malaysia announced their first detections.

In scientific developments, a new analysis of 24 genetic sequences suggests that the outbreak probably began with a single introduction of a virus, presumably in the Wuhan market in November or early December, triggering a quickly spreading outbreak in humans that has now topped 1,400 cases in China.

Sustained transmission fueling outbreak

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