"China’s leader on Saturday called the accelerating spread of a new virus a grave situation, as cities from the outbreak’s epicenter in central China to Hong Kong scrambled to contain an illness that has infected more than 1,200 people and killed 41." "Australia and Malaysia reported their first cases Saturday, and Japan, its third. France confirmed three cases Friday, the first in Europe, and the U.S. identified its second, a woman in Chicago who had returned from China." "Xinhua also said medical supplies are being rushed to the city, including 14,000 protective suits, 110,000 pairs of gloves and masks and goggles." Just an observation, but Seems a little more serious than "cold and flu like symptoms." Apparently more like: air born viral pneumonia, you catch it and croak...what doya think? Could turn into a world-wide epidemic in 2-3 weeks...?