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"It's not going to be transported on a box," Dr. Michael Ison, an infectious disease specialist at Northwestern University, says of your chances of contracting the novel coronavirus from packages shipped from China. Don Emmert/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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No, You Won't Catch The New Coronavirus Via Packages Or Mail From China

Experts in infectious disease say viruses such as the novel coronavirus don't survive long on surfaces, and there's no evidence from similar outbreaks that anyone got infected by handling a package.

"It's not going to be transported on a box," Dr. Michael Ison, an infectious disease specialist at Northwestern University, says of your chances of contracting the novel coronavirus from packages shipped from China. Don Emmert/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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No, You Won't Catch The New Coronavirus Via Packages Or Mail From China

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Interstate 70 west of Denver is backed up with ski traffic on Jan. 18. Coloradans make this powder pilgrimage every weekend, and traffic has gotten worse. Nathaniel Minor/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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Colorado Tries To Get Skiers Out Of Cars And Onto Buses To Tamp Down Traffic

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Water emerges from the headwaters of Nevada Spring Creek at around 44 degrees year-round. A mitigation bank provided private money to reconnect it to Montana's Blackfoot River and to restore a prized trout fishing habitat. Nick Mott/Montana Public Radio hide caption

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As Regulations Roll Back, Could Clean Water Protection Business Dry Up?

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195 U.S. citizens who were evacuated from Wuhan, China, were placed in quarantine at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County, Calif. New quarantine orders and travel restrictions intended to prevent the spread of coronavirus were announced Friday. Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP hide caption

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U.S. Coronavirus Quarantine And Travel Limits: Needed Protection Or Overreaction?

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