Coronavirus infection found after cruise ship Westerdam passengers disembark in Cambodia

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On Sunday, with passengers already headed for destinations on at least three continents, health officials were scrambling to determine how a big a problem they now have – and how to stop it from getting bigger.

“We anticipated glitches, but I have to tell you I didn’t anticipate one of this magnitude,” said Dr William Schaffner, an infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University Medical Centre.

With more than 1,000 passengers from the Westerdam headed for home, Dr Schaffner said, it may be harder than ever to keep the coronavirus outbreak contained to China.




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