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A highly magnified, digitally colorized transmission electron microscopic (TEM) image of a single, spherical, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) virion (Credit: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) A colorized electronic microscope image of one of the coronavirus virions that causes MERS. (Credit: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)

For U.S. life and health insurance agents, the new coronavirus could be another false alarm — but it, or something like it, could turn out to have an impact. (That’s as of Jan. 23, 2020 at the time of writing this article.)

Allison Bell

Allison Bell, ThinkAdvisor's insurance editor, previously was LifeHealthPro's health insurance editor. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached at abell@alm.com or on Twitter at @Think_Allison.

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