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Another 67 coronavirus cases reported on Diamond Princess cruise ship Another 67 coronavirus cases reported on Diamond Princess cruise ship
- February 15, 2020

The Wall Street Journal first reported on the US' plans. The ship, owned by Carnival Corp. and operated by Princess Cruises , has been quarantined since arriving in Yokohama on February 3, after a man who disembarked in Hong Kong before it traveled to Japan was diagnosed with the virus. (more...)
France announces 1st death of coronavirus patient in Europe France announces 1st death of coronavirus patient in Europe
- February 15, 2020

The report revealed that the patient is now receiving treatment at Guy's and St. Thomas' hospital in London. The patient went to Lewisham Hospital in an Uber three days later after coming down with flu. Public Health England says it has traced and advised all those who have come into close contact with the two Global Positioning System, including about 12 patients. (more...)
Coronavirus: France announces first COVID-19 death in Europe Coronavirus: France announces first COVID-19 death in Europe
- February 15, 2020

Commission Vice Minister Zeng Yixin (曾益新) said that 1,716 health workers had been infected and six had died as of Tuesday, with the number of infected staff rising. More than 2,600 new cases were confirmed from a coronavirus outbreak in mainland China, health officials said on February 15, a day after people returning to the capital from holidays were ordered to quarantine themselves for 14 days. (more...)
Experts identify new strain of coronavirus causing pneumonia in China Experts identify new strain of coronavirus causing pneumonia in China
- February 15, 2020

As Chinese media reported , some of those infected were employed at a market selling seafood and live animals that have since been closed for disinfection. The WHO's statement issued on Thursday said that the Chinese authorities believed the disease "does not transmit readily between people", but noted that it could cause severe illness in some patients. (more...)
China struggles to slow coronavirus spread China struggles to slow coronavirus spread
- February 15, 2020

The official Beijing Daily newspaper said people failing to obey government orders to quarantine themselves on return from the holidays would be punished. "Those who refuse to accept home or centralised observation and other prevention and control measures will be held accountable under law", it said. (more...)
Coronavirus patient took an Uber to London hospital Coronavirus patient took an Uber to London hospital
- February 15, 2020

All attendees have now been advised to monitor their health and to "stay indoors and avoid contact with other people" if they develop symptoms of cough, fever, or shortness of breath. The sufferer is a girl thought to have flown to the U.Ok. from China, the place she is suspected to have contracted the virus. Five of these returned to the UK. (more...)
Coronavirus: Beijing orders 14-day quarantine for returnees Coronavirus: Beijing orders 14-day quarantine for returnees
- February 15, 2020

A top Chinese official, in an interview with Reuters, acknowledged that the coronavirus was a huge challenge, but defended the government's management of the epidemic and lashed out at the "overreaction" of some countries . Workers produce protective suits at a factory in Binzhou in China's eastern Shandong province, Feb.y 13, 2020. The US State Department said it was "deeply concerned" about the vulnerability of China's northern neighbor, North Korea, and offered to support aid work in the ... (more...)
WHO Chief: Ebola Outbreak in DRC Remains Public Health Emergency WHO Chief: Ebola Outbreak in DRC Remains Public Health Emergency
- February 15, 2020

However, DR Congo also fights against another virus, Ebola. The WHO, however, said it was downgrading the national and regional risk of the disease from very high to high, while it kept the global risk at low. Last week, it reported only three new cases of the disease in North Kivu's Beni Health Zone. The health emergency designation past year came a few days after a patient was diagnosed with the virus in the provincial capital Goma - the first case in a major urban hub. (more...)
Latest Pharmacy News: UK confirms ninth case of coronavirus Latest Pharmacy News: UK confirms ninth case of coronavirus
- February 15, 2020

The virus-carrier was just one of 250 delegates at the UK Bus Summit at the QEII Centre in on February 6, which was gone to by Boris Johnson's Buses Minister, Baroness Vere of Norbiton. Suspected cases of coronavirus are still being tested, including one mother who told the Sun that her baby son had come into contact with an infected doctor while being treated for a leg injury at Worthing Hospital. (more...)
Coronavirus outbreak: World Health Organization officially names disease Covid-19 Coronavirus outbreak: World Health Organization officially names disease Covid-19
- February 15, 2020

Most of the cases and most of the deaths are in Hubei province, Wuhan by 11 Feb 2020. Tedros was speaking at a press conference in Geneva, at the conclusion of a two-day research and innovation forum on COVID-19, during which leading health experts from around the world met to assess the current level of knowledge about the new disease, identify gaps and work together, so that critical research can begin immediately. (more...)
Culinary Union says Bernie Sanders would end its health care Culinary Union says Bernie Sanders would end its health care
- February 15, 2020

The Nevada union, with outsized influence in a state heavily dependent on tourism, is against Sanders' Medicare for All plan, a government takeover of healthcare that would end private healthcare insurance. In another flier released last week, the Culinary union said, "We have fought for 85 years to protect our healthcare". Sanders' campaign responded with a statement defending his plan as guaranteeing comprehensive care. (more...)
Coronavirus: WHO readies master plan to tackle rapid spread in China Coronavirus: WHO readies master plan to tackle rapid spread in China
- February 14, 2020

For the first time , China has disclosed the number of medical workers affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The biggest cluster of infections outside of China has been on a cruise liner quarantined in a Japanese port, with 218 people on board confirmed as infected and hospitalized. (more...)
Vietnam Quarantines Commune with 10,000 Residents Amid Virus Scare Vietnam Quarantines Commune with 10,000 Residents Amid Virus Scare
- February 14, 2020

Wang admits that he still faces huge losses, estimating that he has managed to sell 1,500 yuan ($215) worth of vegetables a day so far, far lower than the 20,000 yuan ($3,581) a day he usually brings in when the restaurant is open. They all originated from a female worker who was sent to Wuhan in central China - where the virus originated - for training. The disease then spread to her family and her neighbors, including a three-month-old baby. (more...)
Africa confirms first case of coronavirus Africa confirms first case of coronavirus
- February 14, 2020

WHO Egypt confirmed the news on its Twitter. World Health Organization reports indicates, 42,708 confirmed cases reported in China , and have now surpassed 1000 deaths - 1017 people in China have lost their lives to this virus. The move significantly expands the government's response to the outbreak and comes as a particularly harsh wave of influenza is hitting the country. (more...)
Doctor Warns London's Underground System Could Be Breeding Ground For Coronavirus
- February 14, 2020

Two staff from Lewisham hospital in south London are now in isolation at home after coming into contact with the woman, a Chinese national who had recently arrived in the capital from China . "The safety of our customers and employees is our top priority and we are working closely with Public Health England regarding this individual case", the spokesperson said. (more...)
Coronavirus infections skyrocket as China refines diagnostic methods
- February 14, 2020

The death toll in China from the outbreak now stands at 1,483. "We understand that most of these cases relate to a period going back over days and weeks and are retrospectively reported as cases, sometimes back to the beginning of the outbreak itself". (more...)
China reports 5090 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection, 121 new deaths
- February 14, 2020

Some 55,748 people are now undergoing treatment, while 1,380 people have died of the flu-like virus that emerged in Hubei province's capital, Wuhan , in December. Hong Kong and the Philippines have each reported one. The MS Westerdam, carrying 1,455 passengers and 802 crew, docked in the Cambodian port town of Sihanoukville on Thursday. (more...)
Virus Outbreak: Death toll soars as China changes counting methods
- February 14, 2020

The daily death toll nearly halved when compared to Wednesday's 14,840. The death toll in China from the coronavirus outbreak has risen to 1,381, the country's National Health Commission said on February 14. Later in the day, WHO's Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus , PhD, said on Twitter that 20 passengers tested negative for the virus, and he thanked Cambodia's health ministry and government for their act of global solidarity. (more...)
Coronavirus: Woman diagnosed in London went to A&E in an Uber
- February 14, 2020

All attendees at the UK Bus Summit have been emailed warning them that someone at the summit had the killer disease, according to the Financial Times . "That is exacerbated by the truth that London is a transport hub, and the underground might present a community to unfold the virus rapidly". "The patient was later discharged and taken home by London Ambulance Service". (more...)
We Now Have An Official Name For The Coronavirus Disease: COVID-19 We Now Have An Official Name For The Coronavirus Disease: COVID-19
- February 14, 2020

Health officials said Wednesday it is too soon to tell if the coronavirus is showing signs of slowing, after new infection numbers were down. " To be honest, a virus is more powerful in creating political, economic and social upheaval than any terrorist attack ", said Tedros. (more...)

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