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UCSF infectious disease expert Charles Chiu, MD, PhD, has been following the disease since its outbreak and provided the latest updates on what science has revealed about how the coronavirus is transmitted, what happens to someone who’s infected, and why a single diagnostic test may not be enough.
Just weeks since the viral illness was first reported in Wuhan, China, health experts globally are working on containing and treating it.To put the latest news in context, we asked UCSF infectious disease expert Charles Chiu, MD, PhD, about the origins of the Wuhan virus and public health risks going forward.