By Stephen Matthews Health Editor For Mailonline and Sam Blanchard Senior Health Reporter For Mailonline
Published: 11:46 GMT, 22 January 2020 | Updated: 11:55 GMT, 22 January 2020
The killer Chinese coronavirus that is sweeping the world could already be in Britain, health experts have warned today.
Leading scientists admitted there may already be a mild case because screening in the UK 'is not foolproof'.
In another worrying development to the outbreak, researchers have predicted up to 10,000 patients in Wuhan may already have the virus.
Imperial College London experts last week predicted just 1,700 residents in the city at the centre of the outbreak had the virus.
But the team has now upgraded their estimate, given how quickly the never-before-seen infection has spread around China and the world.
The US last night recorded its first case of the SARS-like virus which has killed nine people