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Bonus Short - Novel Coronavirus

Devang Patel, MD and Neda Frayha, MD

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In this Hippo Education Short, Infectious Diseases specialist Dr. Devang Patel sits down with our own Dr. Neda Frayha to discuss what we know so far about the new 2019-n-CoV coronavirus outbreak and what front-line clinicians can do if we suspect a patient of ours might have this viral illness.


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