The number of patients infected in an unexplained pneumonia cluster in the Chinese city Wuhan jumped from 27 to 44, with questions swirling around not only about what pathogen is sickening people, but also how patients were exposed.

Wuhan’s health department said in an update today that of the 44 patients, 11 have severe infections, and 121 close contacts are under observations, according to an official statement translated and posted by FluTrackers, an infectious disease news message board.

Tests rule out routine respiratory viruses

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See also:

FluTrackers thread

Jan 3 CHP statement

Jan 3 CHP surveillance update

Jan 3 CHP letter to doctors

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