Chinese state media confirms human-to-human transmission of SARS-like virus

Monday, January 20, 2020 - 4:14pm


A mysterious virus has triggered a pneumonia outbreak in Asia. Chinese authorities confirmed today that the illness CAN be passed from person to person. That would make containing the virus a challenge — but even more so this week with the onset of the Chinese Lunar New Year, when mass travel is expected. Host Marco Werman speaks with The World's correspondent Patrick Winn in Thailand, where a couple cases of the new virus have been confirmed, too.