U.S. health officials announced on Friday that the government would spend up to $100 million in existing funds to help China, other countries as well as the World Health Organization fight the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar confirmed that 12 cases of the novel coronavirus had been confirmed in the country, and said they were utilizing information they had both on cases outside and in the U.S. to learn more about the virus.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease in the U.S., said that various pharmaceutical companies and other organizations were researching and testing possible vaccines and said based on how it goes, they could be in human trials within the next two-and-a-half months.

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