All of the fatalities have so-far taken place in China.
How did it start and spread? For the time being, professor Diddiet Houssin, the meeting's Chair, said that the number of cases abroad is still fairly limited and the efforts being made in China are, for now, sufficient to keep the outbreak relatively contained.
The coronavirus can lead to pneumonia, which can kill people by causing them to drown in the fluid flooding their lungs Screening has now been expanded to two more airports: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International and Chicago O'Hare.
They include Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines.
He reportedly had no symptoms of the virus upon arrival but, after reading about the outbreak online and developing symptoms, he contacted his doctor.
Last year a bombshell paper from the Beijing-sponsored South China University of Technology recounted how bats once attacked a researcher at the WHCDC and 'blood of bat was on his skin.