China by far is bearing the biggest burden of the new coronavirus outbreak — only about 100 cases have been reported outside the country. But on Thursday, the World Health Organization declared it a public health emergency of international concern, while at the same time recommending countries not limit trade and travel to China. Michael Mina, an infectious disease specialist at Harvard, explains what's known at this point about this disease and the best ways to respond.

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The Hou family in Beijing in January, days before alarm spread about the coronavirus.
The Hou family’s trip to China last month was supposed to be a routine visit to renew their US employment visas. Then the coronavirus hit.
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A bus arrives near the cruise ship Diamond Princess, where dozens of passengers were tested positive for coronavirus, at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan, on February 16, 2020.
The biggest cluster of coronavirus cases outside of China is on a cruise ship called the Diamond Princess. The World's host Marco Werman speaks with one of the passengers on board and with an infectious disease specialist at the University of Toronto. Also, meet a Chinese American family that's now on lockdown in northwest China. Plus, climate change may get some attention in Tuesday's Democratic presidential candidate debate in Nevada. Hear from one of the debate moderators who is also a climate journalist for Telemundo.
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Around 11,400 children were deported from France during the Holocaust. Students at Alliance Pavillons Sous Bois will spend time tracing the history of individual child deportees as part of the school's Holocaust curriculum.
In January, the US-based Claims Conference, an organization that fights for justice for Holocaust victims, published an alarming survey about French millennials’ knowledge of the Holocaust.
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a podium
The World's Host Marco Werman speaks with former US Ambassador to NATO Nicholas Burns, who shares takeaways from the Munich Security Conference this past weekend.
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People in athletic clothes warm up together on a sidewalk.
Palestinians have for decades had their freedom of movement curtailed around Jerusalem, with measures the Israeli authorities say are necessary for security.
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Protesters attend a demonstration in front of the glass pyramid of the Louvre museum before the opening debate on the French government's pensions reform bill at the National Assembly in Paris, Feb. 17, 2020.
The garbage strike was just the latest in a series of protests that has at times paralyzed the country since the beginning of December.
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Flowers are seen on the star of late singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez after it was unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California, on November 3, 2017.
It’s been nearly 25 years since the death of Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, but the legacy of the Grammy-winning, Mexican American singer persists — and offers guidance for a group of California college students studying Latinx identity and media representation.
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Signs direct voters at a polling place in the state's presidential primary election in Greenfield, New Hampshire, Feb. 11, 2020.
The app, which was created by the Boston-based mobile voting company Voatz, is currently available to some overseas and military voters registered in states that allow for the electronic return of absentee ballots through fax and email.
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Several workers are shown wearing full medical protective suits and face masks.
In China, health officials reported more than 5,000 new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus and 121 deaths on Friday. Those numbers are just from the last 24 hours. So, how do you contain an outbreak like this? And, officials in Egypt on Friday announced the first case of coronavirus in the country. It’s also the first confirmed case in the whole of Africa. Also, the legend of Selena Quintanilla-Pérez is the focus of a new college course at San Diego State University.
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The Parents For Peace team at the Islamic Center of New England in Sharon, Massachusetts. 
Parents for Peace started out as a small support group for relatives of those involved with extremism. Five years since its inception, it has grown to work on prevention.

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