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A Free Email Service Broke the News of the Coronavirus in 2019

ProMED had previously spotted outbreaks of MERS, Zika, and Ebola

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TThe rumors first surfaced on WeChat and Weibo. Users of the Chinese social media platforms were saying a pneumonia-like illness had hit Wuhan — and that it was killing people. Staff at EcoHealth Alliance, a global nonprofit that monitors emerging…




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