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Canada confirms first case of coronavirus Canada confirms first case of coronavirus
- January 26, 2020

Eileen De Villa said officials are investigating who the infected person may have come into contact with, since the virus can be transmitted from one to another. The outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (nCOV ) has caused widespread alarm and panic across the world. Toronto was badly hit in this outbreak. MERS is still widespread and causes a small number of infections every year. (more...)
California now home to third U.S. case of coronavirus California now home to third U.S. case of coronavirus
- January 26, 2020

Consulate in Wuhan announced Sunday that it would evacuate its personnel and some private citizens aboard a charter flight. Cases have been confirmed in Japan, Taiwan , Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Australia, the United States, and France. (more...)
Health warning: Deadly flu virus ‘accelerating’ as death toll rises Health warning: Deadly flu virus ‘accelerating’ as death toll rises
- January 26, 2020

Cases have also been reported in South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, as well as the Chinese territories of Hong Kong and Macau. Dr Jonathan Read, a biostatistics researcher, said travel restrictions were likely to be ineffective and that containing the virus could be "substantially more difficult" than in other outbreaks. (more...)
Chinese coronavirus outbreak sparks evacuation of U.S. citizens, diplomats from Wuhan Chinese coronavirus outbreak sparks evacuation of U.S. citizens, diplomats from Wuhan
- January 26, 2020

The new virus has infected almost 2,000 across China and killed 56. In Beijing, officials announced that temperature screenings would be held at subway stations. "For the moment, the mortality rate is less than five per cent", Yazdan Yazdanpanah, the head of infectious diseases at Paris Diderot University, said of the new coronavirus. (more...)
CDC reports second United States case of novel virus spreading in China CDC reports second United States case of novel virus spreading in China
- January 26, 2020

The woman is now hospitalized in an isolation room, but she is in stable condition and doing well, Dr. Allison Arwady, the commissioner of Chicago's Department of Public Health, said during a news conference today (Jan. Most of the fatalities have been elderly people, many with pre-existing conditions, the World Health Organization said. "On January 23, 2020, the Department of State ordered the departure of all non-emergency USA personnel and their family members", the State Department said. (more...)
Hubei cities fearful of China virus as medical supplies run low Hubei cities fearful of China virus as medical supplies run low
- January 26, 2020

In Beijing , tourist attractions, including exhibitions at the Summer Palace and parts of the Great Wall, were closed indefinitely. The outbreak intensified as millions of Chinese were traveling for the Lunar New Year holiday, dampening celebrations around the country on Saturday. (more...)
Lunar New Year festivities cancelled due to concerns about coronavirus Lunar New Year festivities cancelled due to concerns about coronavirus
- January 26, 2020

The Spokane Chinese Association made the hard decision to cancel its Lunar New Year festivities after a number of community members raised concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. With authorities afraid that public gatherings will hasten the spread of the virus, temples locked their doors, Beijing's Forbidden City, Shanghai Disneyland and other major tourist destinations closed, and people cancelled restaurant reservations ahead of Lunar New Year, normally a time of family reunions, ... (more...)
The World Health Organization should sound the alarm on Wuhan coronavirus The World Health Organization should sound the alarm on Wuhan coronavirus
- January 26, 2020

He spoke at a meeting of Communist Party leaders convened on Lunar New Year - the country's biggest holiday whose celebrations have been muted - and underlined the government's urgent, expanding efforts to control the outbreak . Shanghai's Disney Resort is temporarily closing, as are McDonald's restaurants in five cities. Separately, the province of Henan reported one death from coronavirus infection. (more...)
China virus death toll rises to 56, total cases near 2,000 China virus death toll rises to 56, total cases near 2,000
- January 26, 2020

China also announced further transport restrictions, with more than 1,400 people infected worldwide, a lot of them in China. Almost all of those who died were in the Wuhan region, but officials have confirmed two deaths elsewhere. France said that three people had fallen ill with the virus - the disease's first appearance in Europe. All are Chinese nationals on holiday from Wuhan who arrived in the country from Singapore two days earlier. (more...)
Area hospitals prepared if Hoosier falls ill from coronavirus Area hospitals prepared if Hoosier falls ill from coronavirus
- January 26, 2020

Outside of China, the virus has spread to the US, Australia, France, and several Asian countries, including South Korea, Japan, and Thailand. State-run China Global Television Network reported on Saturday that a doctor who had been treating patients in Wuhan , 62-year-old Liang Wudong, had died from the virus. (more...)
Health officials to announce ‘presumptive case’ of coronavirus in Toronto Health officials to announce ‘presumptive case’ of coronavirus in Toronto
- January 26, 2020

While no cases of the virus have been reported in Canada, public health officials have warned that might change soon. China has quarantined the city and locked down other cities in central Hubei province, affecting more than 30 million people. (more...)
China coronavirus: Stricter measures start Lunar New Year China coronavirus: Stricter measures start Lunar New Year
- January 25, 2020

The date when the third man arrived is not yet confirmed, according to Fairfax . "And in that way, it can spread possibly pretty easily between people", says Zervos. "Given the number of cases that have been found outside of China and the significant traffic from Wuhan city in the past to Australia , it was not unexpected that we would get some cases", Australia's Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy told a news conference. (more...)
Doctor Treating Patients At Wuhan Hospital Dies After Contracting Coronavirus
- January 25, 2020

The vast majority of the infections and all the deaths have been in mainland China , but fresh cases are popping up. The country's first case was reported by the health ministry last week: a man who had visited Wuhan and was hospitalised on January 10, four days after his return to Japan . (more...)
Stop spreading fake news on Wuhan virus death, urges health ministry Stop spreading fake news on Wuhan virus death, urges health ministry
- January 25, 2020

A third case was announced in a statement from her ministry about three hours later. "For two of the cases, they became quite unwell after the flight in". The disease is listed as having "pandemic potential", allowing border measures to be enhanced. "We're working closely with the Commonwealth and our ports to provide health information to passengers from China and other areas affected by the outbreak". (more...)
Macau confirms first new coronavirus case Macau confirms first new coronavirus case
- January 25, 2020

At one pharmacy in Shanghai, a shopkeeper named Liu Zhuzhen said more than 100 people had bought masks by midday. Screenings also are being added at airports in Atlanta and Chicago. Some other travel firms are also allowing free cancellations on bookings to Wuhan. But even the current reported situation in China might be an underestimate. (more...)
Australia confirms first case of coronavirus as protective masks sell out Australia confirms first case of coronavirus as protective masks sell out
- January 25, 2020

South Korea and Japan both confirmed their second cases Friday, and cases have been detected in Hong Kong , Macao, Taiwan , the United States , Thailand , Singapore and Vietnam . People line up outside a drugstore to buy masks in Shanghai, China , on January 24, 2020. Authorities said they were contacting people who had travelled on the same plane from China and offering advice. (more...)
Health officials report six more flu deaths in North Carolina Health officials report six more flu deaths in North Carolina
- January 25, 2020

The HHSA also recorded 2,292 local lab-confirmed cases last week compared to 487 cases reported in the county during the same week previous year, when the season-to-date total was 3,130. "Flu vaccination is our best protection against illness", said Dr. Larry Madoff, medical director of the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences at DPH. (more...)
Full flu vaccination cuts child hospitalizations in half Full flu vaccination cuts child hospitalizations in half
- January 25, 2020

However, CDC officials said the two types of influenza B are similar, so the vaccine should still be useful. Nationally, according to the CDC's influenza report for the week ending January 11, the percentage of virus specimens testing positive for influenza fell from 23.3 percent for the week ending January 4 to 22.9 percent this week. (more...)
Abercrombie & Fitch Scores on Human Rights Abercrombie & Fitch Scores on Human Rights
- January 25, 2020

Aramark joins the ranks of more than 680 other major USA businesses who also earned top marks this year. "Cooper is committed to creating an environment that promotes diversity and inclusion for our employees and communities", said Brad Hughes, Cooper's chief executive officer. (more...)
Canada gears up to protect against coronavirus Canada gears up to protect against coronavirus
- January 25, 2020

Human coronaviruses most commonly spread from an infected person to others, just like influenza or a cold, by coughing and sneezing, close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands, or touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes. (more...)

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