As of Saturday, the epidemic surpassed the 774 killed by SARS in 2002-2003 — and Sunday was its deadliest day yet, with 97 deaths. More than 900 patients have died out of the 40,171 who've gotten sick. Two foreigners, American and Japanese, are among the fatalities in China, while a quarantined cruise ship anchored in Yokohama, Japan, has reported 130 passengers are infected. The World Health Organization is sending a team of experts to Beijing help contain the virus.
What other effects has it had? It's dragging down the global economy: limiting travel, slashing airlines' revenue and prompting exhibitors like Amazon to pull out of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.