Medicine


Coronavirus: What we know about first death outside China Coronavirus: What we know about first death outside China
- February 02, 2020

The Philippines Department of Health says a 44-year-old Chinese man from Wuhan was admitted on January 25 after experiencing fever, cough, and sore throat. The United States, Australia and New Zealand have all announced that they will not allow foreign nationals who have traveled from or transited through China to enter. (more...)
Woman in 20s is country's 4th coronavirus case Woman in 20s is country's 4th coronavirus case
- February 02, 2020

Initial testing in Ontario showed the woman was negative for the virus, but tests at the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg came back as "weakly" positive. The WHO decided yesterday the epidemic is a "public health emergency of global concern", and China released new data suggesting more than 9,600 confirmed cases of the virus that has killed 213 people in the country. (more...)
Hardik Pandya ruled out of India`s Test series against New Zealand Hardik Pandya ruled out of India`s Test series against New Zealand
- February 02, 2020

Seifert and Taylor knitted together a 99-run partnership before Navdeep Saini dismissed Seifert just moments after he reached his half-century on the day. KL Rahul got India off to a fine start. Southee was rushed into the leadership role after Kane Williamson made himself unavailable during the warm-ups and suffered at the bowling crease, going for 52 from his four overs. (more...)
Two coronavirus patients in United Kingdom being given treatment Two coronavirus patients in United Kingdom being given treatment
- February 02, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the woman, who is in her 60s, was diagnosed after returning from Wuhan , China, where the outbreak originated. The chief medical officer said England was ready to handle any eventuality that might result from the outbreak, noting that the country would continue to work closely with the World Health Organization and the global community to contain the virus. (more...)
New York City observes the first suspected case of coronavirus, officials say
- February 02, 2020

Also on Saturday, Massachusetts health officials confirmed the first case of the virus on the East Coast after a man returning from Wuhan, China, tested positive. Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath, often leading to pneumonia. Some estimates have each infected person spreading it to roughly 2.6 other people, but that figure could change as more controls - such as banning flights from China - are put into place. (more...)
Coronavirus: First UK cases as two family members test positive
- February 02, 2020

The few who do become seriously ill will likely develop respiratory problems which "will be dealt with as anyone else with a respiratory disease", he said . "Today we have launched a UK-wide advertising campaign to help the public protect themselves and each other". The evacuated people will have to remain in quarantine for about two weeks. (more...)
Coronavirus: Wuhan may be home to 75,815 infected people, report says Coronavirus: Wuhan may be home to 75,815 infected people, report says
- February 02, 2020

By January 7th Chinese authorities announced they had identified a new coronavirus; a pathogen from the same family SARs, a virus that killed 774 people from over 8000 cases worldwide between 2002 and 2003. "Large cities overseas with close transport links to China could potentially also become outbreak epicenters because of substantial spread of pre-symptomatic cases unless substantial public health interventions at both the population and personal levels are implemented immediately", Wu said ... (more...)
Court filing points to Trump emails on Ukraine decision Court filing points to Trump emails on Ukraine decision
- February 02, 2020

There was a lot of procedural uncertainty on Friday, with long breaks between arguments and votes extending into the evening, all of which might make it even more hard to keep track of the most important arguments advanced by the president's counsel and House managers. (more...)
Health officials: Porter County patient tests negative for coronavirus
- February 02, 2020

A Miami University student and a companion who recently returned from a trip to China were isolated earlier this week after showing symptoms of a virus that has killed hundreds in China and made its way to the U.S. The virus has also been detected in California, Washington, Arizona and IL, according to the CDC's website. While the virus has not been identified in Kansas , the state health department said it will continue to work with the CDC and local partners to detect and respond to ... (more...)
Australia Sees 12th Coronavirus Case, Bans Travelers Who Went to China Australia Sees 12th Coronavirus Case, Bans Travelers Who Went to China
- February 02, 2020

Australia has started denying entry to all travelers who have come from or transited through mainland China . To date, eight cases have been confirmed in the U.S.: three people in California, two in IL and one individual each in Massachusetts , Washington State, and Arizona . (more...)
Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial rushes towards final vote
- February 02, 2020

He added: "They didn't do their job, had no case". That's later than Trump would have liked - the State of the Union address is on Tuesday night. Following the Friday vote , Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the chamber would "prepare to conclude the trial in the coming days". (more...)
China's Hubei reports 1921 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection China's Hubei reports 1921 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection
- February 02, 2020

Those measures include providing assistance to countries with weaker health systems, accelerating the development of a vaccine or rapid diagnostic test, and clearly communicating with the public about when and how to seek care. More than 100 Germans and family members landed in Frankfurt on Saturday after being evacuated from Wuhan. Other worldwide airlines have also suspended service to mainland China or announced plans to do so, including Air France, British Airways, Indonesia's Lion ... (more...)
Eighth US Case Of Deadly Coronavirus Found In Boston Eighth US Case Of Deadly Coronavirus Found In Boston
- February 02, 2020

Here is the official release. On Friday, US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar declared the 2019 novel coronavirus a public health emergency and ordered any US citizens returning from the center of the outbreak in China to be quarantined for two weeks as a precaution. (more...)
United States delivers first shipments of medicine to Iran via Swiss channel United States delivers first shipments of medicine to Iran via Swiss channel
- February 02, 2020

Speaking on the latest sanctions and extending waiver, Brian Hook, US special representative for Iran, said, "The United States is renewing for 60 days, four nuclear restrictions on Iran that permit the continuation of non-proliferation projects that constrain Iran's nuclear activities". (more...)
Massachusetts Reports First Confirmed Case of Coronavirus
- February 01, 2020

An eighth case of the Coronavirus has been confirmed in the United States. "We are pleased that he is doing well", Boston Public Health Commission Executive Director Rita Nieves said in the press release . The man, in his 20s, lives in Boston and is the first confirmed case of the coronavirus on the east coast, according to 10Boston. The risk to the public from the 2019 novel coronavirus remains low in MA. (more...)
Australia, Japan and Singapore Join US in Banning Arrivals from China
- February 01, 2020

The policy's only exceptions are for immediate family of American citizens and permanent US residents. China criticized the USA controls and "unfriendly comments" that Beijing was failing to co-operate. The party decision "highlighted the importance of prevention and control of the epidemic among travellers", Xinhua said. USA citizens arriving from Hubei, of which Wuhan is the capital, will have to undergo 14-days mandatory quarantine on arrival, while those traveling any other part of ... (more...)
Flu deaths reach 10K this season — CDC Flu deaths reach 10K this season — CDC
- February 01, 2020

Aside from vaccination, good hygiene can keep the flu at bay. Geographically, according to the CDC's more recent report, flu remains widespread across the country and all regions remain above their baselines in terms of percentage of visits to outpatient providers for flu-like symptoms compared to other visits. (more...)
Stitt, Trump administration officials unveil Medicaid block grant plan Stitt, Trump administration officials unveil Medicaid block grant plan
- February 01, 2020

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced a plan that would cap spending on the government health care program for the poor and give states the ability to scale back Medicaid spending by converting part of their Medicaid funding into a block grant. (more...)
Coronavirus: US bars foreign nationals who have recently travelled to China
- February 01, 2020

The announcements followed that of the World Health Organisation (WHO) about the outbreak, which has spread to more than a dozen countries. Russia , Mongolia and North Korea have also announced they will close their land borders with China to guard against the spread of the virus. (more...)
Wuhan virus: Britain reports first two cases of coronavirus Wuhan virus: Britain reports first two cases of coronavirus
- February 01, 2020

Professor Sharon Peacock from Public Health England said anyone who had been in contact with the two patients in England should self-isolate for 14 days, and if they developed symptoms were advised to call 111 or their GP. The statement, released on the United Kingdom government's website, said: "We have been preparing for United Kingdom cases of novel coronavirus and we have robust infection control measures in place to respond immediately". (more...)

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