With second case confirmed in U.S., WNY hospitals prep for coronavirus

With a second case of a deadly Chinese virus confirmed in the United States, and four cases under investigation in New York, Buffalo-area hospitals are on alert and preparing as best as they can. The novel coronavirus was first identified in Wuhan, China, in December. More than 850 cases have since been reported worldwide, with more than 40 deaths in China. Transportation has been shutdown with travel restricted for millions in that country as international officials work to contain the di sease. In…
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