Health Officials in hazmat suits check body temperatures of passengers arriving from the city of Wuhan Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at the airport in Beijing, China. Nearly two decades after the disastrously-handled SARS epidemic, China’s more-open response to a new virus signals its growing confidence and a greater awareness of the pitfalls of censorship, even while the government is as authoritarian as ever. (AP Photo Emily Wang)

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A coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, has killed 25 people and infected more than 830.

The coronavirus is a zoonotic disease, meaning it jumps from animals to humans.

SARS, a coronavirus that killed 774 people in the early 2000s, jumped from bats to civets to people.

The Wuhan coronavirus is also thought to have originated bats, which may have passed

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