Medicine


UAE- Coronavirus: DED warns pharmacies against hiking prices of face masks UAE- Coronavirus: DED warns pharmacies against hiking prices of face masks
- January 30, 2020

Masks have been commonly used in some countries when wearers are sick, fighting allergies or on days when air pollution is bad. Experts, including Dr. Leave them for the people who need them - like health care workers and ill people - so as not to contribute to mask shortages, she says. People often reach under the masks to touch their nose or mouth, which spreads germs. (more...)
Coronavirus vaccine may be available in 'eight to 12 months' Coronavirus vaccine may be available in 'eight to 12 months'
- January 30, 2020

HKU researchers primarily based the test on a nasal spray influenza vaccine previously invented by Yuen's group. Researchers at United States drug firm Inovio Pharmaceuticals and the University of Queensland in Australia are also moving to develop coronavirus vaccines. (more...)
Another Slight Uptick In Douglas County Flu Cases Another Slight Uptick In Douglas County Flu Cases
- January 30, 2020

The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention says tests show it stemmed from an animal market there. "We have one patient under investigation and no confirmed cases", said Department of Health spokesperson Danyelle McNeill. Angela Hewlett , medical director of the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit, tells PEOPLE. "Rapid response helps ensure that the ill person receives the care they need, and it lessens the chance of spreading the illness". (more...)
First coronavirus case in British Columbia confirmed First coronavirus case in British Columbia confirmed
- January 30, 2020

The pathogen is believed to have been spawned in a market that sold wild game, spreading far and wide by a Lunar New Year holiday season in which hundreds of millions of Chinese travel domestically or overseas. "We need to learn from each other on how to evacuate our citizens as soon as possible", Retno said, adding that evacuations were not simple and that the government needed to look into the distribution of Indonesians in Hubei and how to transport them amid lockdown. (more...)
Coronavirus ravages in China as death toll reaches 170 Coronavirus ravages in China as death toll reaches 170
- January 30, 2020

On Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping called the virus a "demon" as the death toll in the country hovered near the 100 mark. Travelers with the illness were identified around the world, including in the United States, but nearly all of the cases of the illness have been in the central province of Hubei, the capital of which is Wuhan , where the virus emerged last month in a live wild animal market. (more...)
More Japanese evacuated from China virus epicenter as death toll climbs More Japanese evacuated from China virus epicenter as death toll climbs
- January 30, 2020

The coronavirus "is less deadly than SARS or MERS, but it is more contagious", Buzyn said in a press conference Tuesday. Reports of discrimination against Chinese Canadians have been growing as news of the virus has dominated headlines in recent weeks. (more...)
Booker, Menendez Push for Coronavirus Screening at Newark Liberty International Airport Booker, Menendez Push for Coronavirus Screening at Newark Liberty International Airport
- January 30, 2020

The disease is spreading rapidly and is now found in 18 other countries. The CDC had previously enhanced screening of passengers from Wuhan, China, at five airports: John F. The department also ordered personnel working at the US Consulate General in Wuhan - the epicenter of the outbreak - to depart for the United States, the official said in a statement Monday. (more...)
Coronavirus case may have reached northern Indiana
- January 30, 2020

The division is asking medical professionals to report suspected cases. DPH is working closely with clinicians to make sure providers are aware of and informed about the illness. "Based on what has been learned from past outbreaks - including outbreaks of related coronaviruses - finding cases quickly and responding effectively is key", White said. (more...)
Coronavirus: Test results for 2 Oklahomans expected soon Coronavirus: Test results for 2 Oklahomans expected soon
- January 29, 2020

Ottawa Public Health confirms one person in Ottawa has been tested for the Coronavirus . "The person is a male in his forties and a resident in the Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) region". No vaccine to prevent the coronavirus now exists. The CDC will begin enhanced public health screenings for the virus at all 20 ports of entry it oversees, according to the CDC. (more...)
Wesleyan University Student Isolated, Being Monitored For Coronavirus Wesleyan University Student Isolated, Being Monitored For Coronavirus
- January 29, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expecting more Americans to be diagnosed with the newly discovered virus in the coming days. It turns out that two Texas students thought to have the coronavirus actually do not. Coronavirus has caused mild illness, as well as severe illness, especially among those with preexisting health complications. They declined to indicate when the student returned to the USA or what airport he used for his trip back home. (more...)
United Airlines trims service from USA to China over virus United Airlines trims service from USA to China over virus
- January 29, 2020

The new coronovirus causes symptoms similar to pneumonia that can range from mild, such as a slight cough, to more severe, including fever and difficulty breathing, according to the U.S. Korean Air had operated four flights a week to the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, before suspending them on January 23. The company owns Cathay Pacific Airways, cargo carrier Air Hong Kong , Cathay Dragon and Hong Kong Express. (more...)
UAE announces first Wuhan coronavirus case in family from China
- January 29, 2020

Lock down: The Chinese government this past week locked down the cities of Wuhan, Huanggang and Ezhou, collectively home to almost 20 million people, AP reports . All of those newly reported deaths were in Hubei except for one, on a province just to the north. Following the Xi-Tedros talks, the World Health Organization said the two sides had agreed to send worldwide experts to China "as soon as possible... (more...)
China Virus: Japan Evacuates Nationals From Coronavirus Center Wuhan
- January 29, 2020

At the time, Hagman said authorities were setting up beds, phone chargers and televisions in an isolated, dormant hangar at Ontario International Airport. Curt Hagman, the chairman of the San Bernandino County Board of Supervisors and a commissioner at the airport, said on social media that the CDC had informed him of its decision to divert the flight. (more...)
Six more new Coronavirus cases reported in Thailand Six more new Coronavirus cases reported in Thailand
- January 29, 2020

The Japanese flight was bringing 20,000 face masks as well as protective gear, all in short supply as Chinese hospitals treat a growing number of patients. China reported another large jump in cases Wednesday and a rise in the death toll to 132. It is thought to have spread to people from wild animals sold at a Wuhan market. (more...)
Japan flies first citizens from China virus epicentre
- January 29, 2020

A flight carrying 240 American evacuees from Wuhan , China - the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak that's infected almost 6,000 people and claimed the lives of 132 - touched down at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport shortly before 9:30 p.m. (more...)
The flu numbers remain high across the board
- January 29, 2020

And it is high in MetroWest and Framingham too. More than 6,000 total cases have been reported worldwide, although experts believe that total is underestimated. Djerriwarrh Health Services chief executive Belinda Scott said while flu seasons were getting longer each year, it was pleasing to see the numbers of residents taking up vaccines also increasing each year. (more...)
Plane evacuating Japanese nationals departs from virus-hit Wuhan
- January 29, 2020

The number of confirmed cases rose by 1,459 to stand at 5,974, according to China's local media. And the Australia-China Youth Association said many global Chinese students had been isolated at home due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. (more...)
2nd case of coronavirus now confirmed in Toronto 2nd case of coronavirus now confirmed in Toronto
- January 29, 2020

Ontario health officials have also cleared more patients suspected of carrying the new strain of coronavirus , lowering the number of cases being investigated in the province from 19 to 11 . Dr. Jerome Leis of Sunnybrook said the presence of an infected patient at the facility has not prompted any changes in day-to-day operations, stressing the risk of general infection is low and the hospital remains safe for patients. (more...)
Deaths rise to 132 in China outbreak as foreigners leave
- January 29, 2020

A USA government official who declined to be identified told Reuters a US charter plane had departed from Wuhan earlier on Wednesday, without elaborating on the number of passengers on board. Aoyama and Kato, along with the rest of the evacuees who were not showing immediate signs of infection, were expected to be taken to the National Center for Global Health and Medicine for further checks and a virus test. (more...)
Australian scientists first to grow coronavirus in a lab outside China Australian scientists first to grow coronavirus in a lab outside China
- January 29, 2020

The antibody test will also allow scientists to determine the true mortality rate of the coronavirus, which is now said to be between two and five percent. The deadly coronavirus has killed more than 106 people, and infected more than 4500. It's been labelled a "gamechanger" and will help scientists accurately diagnose and investigate the virus globally. (more...)

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