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The first confirmed case of the coronavirus in Texas was announced Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Funeral workers disinfect themselves after handling a virus victim in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province on Thursday.
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The World Health Organization declared the outbreak sparked by a new virus in China that has been exported to more than a dozen countries as a global emergency Thursday after the number of cases spiked tenfold in a week.

A construction worker rests at the site of the Huoshenshan temporary field hospital being built
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World health officials expressed “great concern” Wednesday that a dangerous new virus is starting to spread between people outside of China, a troubling development as China and the world frantically work to contain the outbreak. For a second day, the number of infections grew dramatically.

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The World Health Organization has redefined burnout as a syndrome tied to chronic workplace stress that "has not been successfully managed."

The World Health Organization has deemed that processed meats — such as bacon, sausages and hot dogs — can cause cancer.

In addition, the WHO says red meats including beef, pork, veal and lamb are "probably carcinogenic" to people.