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Infectious Disease Expert Weighs In On Transmission Speed Of Coronavirus

Coronavirus cases continue to rise in China, and more than 200 Americans were evacuated from Wuhan on Wednesday morning. More than 130 deaths from the virus have been reported, all of them in China.

But at least 100 people are being treated for the illness in the U.S.— one of them in Maricopa County.

Professor Raina MacIntyre of the University of New South Wales, and an adjunct at Arizona State University, has studied the transmission and prevention of infectious diseases. The Show asked her whether she was surprised at the relative speed at which the virus is spreading.

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