February 28, 2020 / 3:59 PM / a month ago

Coronavirus unlikely to vanish next year-NIH's Fauci according to source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior U.S. health official told lawmakers that the coronavirus that is spreading globally is unlikely to disappear next year and that many more cases should be expected in the United States, according to a source who attended a briefing on Friday.

Anthony Fauci, who heads the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious diseases, also told House of Representatives members in a closed briefing that the United States currently does not have enough coronavirus testing resources.

Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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