Medicine


Death toll for coronavirus exceeds 1,000 people as China removes officials Death toll for coronavirus exceeds 1,000 people as China removes officials
- February 12, 2020

World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom announced the name at a press conference in Geneva on late on Tuesday. Tedros said that "CO" stands for "corona", "VI" for "virus" and "D" for "disease", while "19" was for the year, as the outbreak was first identified on December 31. (more...)
CDC confirms ME resident being tested for coronavirus CDC confirms ME resident being tested for coronavirus
- February 12, 2020

At this point, 37 states have sent samples to the U.S. CDC for testing, and the vast majority of those tests have come back negative. The Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday announced a person in the state is being tested for the deadly coronavirus , marking the first potential case of the pneumonia-like illness in Maine. (more...)
COVID-19: World Health Organization renames deadly coronavirus COVID-19: World Health Organization renames deadly coronavirus
- February 11, 2020

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged countries to step up measures to detect and contain the virus, especially in at least 30 countries with weaker health systems, where it could "create havoc". China's foremost medical adviser on the outbreak, Zhong Nanshan, told Reuters numbers of new cases were falling in some provinces and forecast the epidemic would peak this month. (more...)
China removes 2 Hubei leaders as virus crisis deepens
- February 11, 2020

The announcement came as the death toll in mainland China has now reached more than 1,000, after 108 people died from the virus on Monday - the highest daily toll since the outbreak began late a year ago in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. (more...)
Virus-hit Wuhan speeds up diagnosis of patients Virus-hit Wuhan speeds up diagnosis of patients
- February 11, 2020

Another post read, "What I've learned is to never shut up". Forty health care workers were infected with the novel coronavirus by patients at a single Wuhan hospital in January, a new study has found, underscoring the risks to those at the frontlines of the growing epidemic. (more...)
Israeli woman contracts fever on board coronavirus-quarantined cruise ship
- February 11, 2020

There are 26 confirmed cases of the new virus in Japan apart from the infections on board the ship, among them citizens evacuated from Wuhan, the Chinese city where the outbreak emerged. "I would really love a Big Mac and french fries", Renee said. He said that 90 percent of Indian crew members are safe. The health ministry's communication office had no information on the reports when contacted by Reuters. (more...)
Joe Biden seeks a'Wonder' comeback in New Hampshire Joe Biden seeks a'Wonder' comeback in New Hampshire
- February 11, 2020

During a Q&A at an event in Lebanon, New Hampshire, on Sunday, a voter asked: "Do you ever think to yourself: 'Who is gonna be my Mike Pence?'" Klobuchar, a moderate USA senator from Minnesota who has been stuck in the middle of the crowded Democratic presidential pack, rose to third place in New Hampshire in a pair of opinion polls released on Monday , the day before the state's vital primary. (more...)
China reports 2nd death from virus behind pneumonia outbreak China reports 2nd death from virus behind pneumonia outbreak
- February 09, 2020

Nineteen of those individuals have been discharged from the hospital, while two men in their 60's - one with severe pre-existing conditions - have died from the illness. She has been quarantined and is in a stable condition, the CDC said. South Korea on Monday confirmed its first case of the SARS-like virus that is spreading in China, as concerns mount about a wider outbreak. (more...)
FACT CHECK: Is China killing over 20000 coronavirus patients? FACT CHECK: Is China killing over 20000 coronavirus patients?
- February 08, 2020

To date, four people in Singapore have been infected with the virus who have no known links to previous cases or travel history to China. Hubei province in China has seen the worst of this coronavirus with the majority of 479 deaths out of a total 490 globally have been reported there with the number of infected at 16,678. (more...)
China lab seeks patent on use of Gilead's coronavirus treatment China lab seeks patent on use of Gilead's coronavirus treatment
- February 07, 2020

Significantly, Remdesivir has demonstrated in vivo (experimentation using a whole living organism) and in vitro (activity performed in a controlled environment) activity in animal models against viral pathogens that cause MERS and SARS. Gilead, headquartered in Foster City, California, says it applied for a worldwide patient in 2016, including in China, for use of remdesivir against coronaviruses and is awaiting a decision. (more...)
Wisconsin health department confirms first case of new coronavirus in state Wisconsin health department confirms first case of new coronavirus in state
- February 06, 2020

The hospital where the patient was treated is located on campus. Despite this new case being close to home, Krien says people are much more anxious about the spread than they need to be. Details: Rita Nieves, executive director of the Boston Public Health Commission, said officials "are not asking Boston residents to do anything differently" and that "risk to the general public remains low". (more...)
Chinese baby tests positive for coronavirus 30 hours after birth Chinese baby tests positive for coronavirus 30 hours after birth
- February 06, 2020

The passengers remain quarantined aboard the boat. A passenger using the handle @daxa_tw tweeted early Thursday morning that crew members handed out medication refill request forms for those in need of medicines. The latest Chinese data showed an increase of 65 deaths from the previous day, all the new deaths in Wuhan. There have been 21 confirmed cases in Hong Kong, according to Lam. (more...)
Senate acquits President Donald Trump on counts of impeachment Senate acquits President Donald Trump on counts of impeachment
- February 06, 2020

Kelly also celebrated Trump's statements that Pennsylvania's number of drug overdose deaths related to the opioid crisis have dropped by 18%. As is customary, the Speaker is expected to introduce the president with references to honorary titles. (more...)
Bloomberg doubles ad spending after chaos of Iowa caucuses Bloomberg doubles ad spending after chaos of Iowa caucuses
- February 05, 2020

Bloomberg's move, which was first reported by The Washington Post, comes amid the continued chaos surrounding Monday's Iowa caucuses-a contest he skipped-as the Iowa Democratic Party scrambles with mounting criticism and questions over their process which still had delivered no results a day after the election activities began. (more...)
Malaysia Has The First Case Of Successful Recovery From Coronavirus! Malaysia Has The First Case Of Successful Recovery From Coronavirus!
- February 05, 2020

Among his colleagues at the meeting were Chinese nationals, including one from the city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak. According to CNA , China's National Health Commission reported there were 3,887 new cases and 65 new deaths yesterday - the biggest single-day tally since the first fatalities occurred last month. (more...)
More than 24,500 People Worldwide are Now Infected with the Coronavirus More than 24,500 People Worldwide are Now Infected with the Coronavirus
- February 05, 2020

Pregnant women infected with the new coronavirus may be able to pass it to their unborn children, doctors at the Wuhan Children Hospital told state broadcaster CCTV. Taiwan today became the latest foreign government to restrict entry to visitors from China while many airlines have also suspended flights. China has extended its coronavirus lockdown today to within almost 100 miles of Shanghai today with a further 12million people now under quarantine. (more...)
Candidates Give Victory Speeches in Iowa As Results Are Delayed Candidates Give Victory Speeches in Iowa As Results Are Delayed
- February 05, 2020

The Iowa caucus is often a make-or-break moment for candidates, but none of the candidates got their chance to shine or the momentum that comes with it. State party spokeswoman Mandy McClure said it had "found inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results". Addressing his supporters, Biden said he, too, felt good about the results. (more...)
Hubei reports 65 new deaths, Ecuador announces its first case Hubei reports 65 new deaths, Ecuador announces its first case
- February 05, 2020

The WHO said Tuesday that the dramatic measures taken by China had provided a "window of opportunity" to halt transmission, while calling for more global solidarity to combat the virus. Other countries are continuing evacuations and restricting the entry of Chinese or people who have recently travelled in the country. Hong Kong was hit hard by severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002-03. (more...)
California man tests positive for coronavirus, 7th USA case California man tests positive for coronavirus, 7th USA case
- February 05, 2020

With our large population and the amount of travel to China for both personal and business reasons, we will likely see more cases, including close contacts to our cases", Dr. The only other instance of person-to-person transmission of the virus was reported in IL and also involved a husband and wife. There is no elevated risk to the public. (more...)
Pennsylvania health department officials say 'coronavirus threat remains low' Pennsylvania health department officials say 'coronavirus threat remains low'
- February 05, 2020

While limited person-to-person spread among close contacts has been detected, this virus is not now spreading in the community in the United States. Faculty, staff and students who traveled to or from China during January are required to contact OU Health Services or OU Health Sciences Center Employee Health to arrange for a telephone medical screening. (more...)

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