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This story has been updated to include comments from a media briefing on Wednesday.

NEW YORK – The US Food and Drug Administration late on Tuesday issued an emergency use authorization for a test from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV.

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