Medicine


Indians on board coronavirus-hit Japan ship return on Air India flight Indians on board coronavirus-hit Japan ship return on Air India flight
- February 28, 2020

Six passengers who were aboard the ship have now died but the man was the first foreign passenger to die, according to Japanese media Kyodo News . Mira Road woman Sonali Thakkar, a security officer on board the coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess cruise liner off the Japan coast, was airlifted along with 122 Indian nationals on Wednesday. (more...)
First case of 'community spread' of coronavirus found in California
- February 28, 2020

The patient arrived at UC Davis Medical Center on February 19, after being transferred from another hospital, according to the Los Angeles Times . Contact tracing in this case has already begun. California health officials have 200 testing kits on hand and will be receiving more next week, according to Newsom. If the kits pass the verification tests, then health officials can start using them. (more...)
New coronavirus epidemic at 'decisive point': World Health Organization chief New coronavirus epidemic at 'decisive point': World Health Organization chief
- February 28, 2020

Share prices were on track for the worst week since the global financial crisis in 2008 as virus-related disruptions to worldwide travel and supply chains fueled fears of recession in the United States and the eurozone. U.S. President Donald Trump's administration was considering invoking special powers to expand production of protective gear. Germany has about 45 cases, France about 38 and Spain 23, according to a Reuters count. (more...)
COVID-19 case tally: 82550 cases, 2810 deaths COVID-19 case tally: 82550 cases, 2810 deaths
- February 28, 2020

Bianco said he fears many investors are still complacent about how quickly the number of cases could multiply in the United States , as it has in countries such as Iran, Italy and South Korea. As the outbreak expanded its footprint worldwide, China announced on Wednesday that people arriving in its capital, Beijing , from other countries hit by the virus epidemic will go into 14-day self-quarantine. (more...)
A clean shave lowers coronavirus chances when wearing a mask — CDC A clean shave lowers coronavirus chances when wearing a mask — CDC
- February 28, 2020

The woman tested positive on Wednesday after developing a sore throat and chest pains, the prefectural government said in a statement , describing her as being in her forties. He adds that although the spread of the virus poses a serious risk to public health, he also worries about the effect it may have on society. "Preparedness is primarily done at the local level, many people think the CDC is in charge of preparedness, but in fact, it is done throughout the various counties and local ... (more...)
Clark County Public Health watching 12 people for coronavirus Clark County Public Health watching 12 people for coronavirus
- February 28, 2020

This specific coronavirus - now referred to as COVID-19 - is a respiratory sickness caused by a new virus first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, and which has been spreading. "People should live their lives normally, and go about their normal activities". "Decisions to discontinue transmission-based precautions or in-home isolation can be made on a case-by-case basis in consultation with clinicians, infection prevention and control specialists, and public health based upon ... (more...)
California's latest coronavirus case wasn't tested for several days California's latest coronavirus case wasn't tested for several days
- February 28, 2020

The case raised questions about how quickly public health officials are moving to diagnose and treat new cases. Park said while the state health department sends samples to the CDC for the coronavirus test, doctors also should check patients for other illnesses, such as the flu. (more...)
Coronavirus case confirmed in Northern Ireland, patient traveled through Dublin Coronavirus case confirmed in Northern Ireland, patient traveled through Dublin
- February 28, 2020

Dr McBride said the case had showed a presumptive positive result and it would be confirmed by a lab in England. Announcing the diagnosis at a press conference, he said: "Our health service is well used to dealing with such infections and I want to reassure the public that we are prepared". (more...)
Ontario coronavirus case is province's first instance of human to human spread Ontario coronavirus case is province's first instance of human to human spread
- February 28, 2020

Dr. Williams said health authorities remain vigilant, but there is no cause for fear in the general public. More than 82,000 people around the globe have been sickened by the virus since it was first identified in late 2019. Health Minister Danielle McCann said the patient, a woman from the Montreal region, had recently returned from Iran. There continues to be no confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Manitoba. (more...)
"Fatal mistake" for countries to assume they won't get coronavirus -WHO chief
- February 28, 2020

The virus has already killed more than 2,760 people, mostly in China and infected more than 81,000 in over 45 countries. But the situation has worsened elsewhere with almost 2,700 other cases and more than 40 deaths globally. In Latin America " s first case, the 61-year-old patient had travelled to Italy " s Lombardy region. British Columbia has also had a case of person-to-person transmission, also involving a man who had close contact with a woman who had recently been to Iran. (more...)
Bloomberg denies telling a pregnant employee to Bloomberg denies telling a pregnant employee to "kill it"
- February 28, 2020

On a national conference call with voters, Warren was asked by a voter from Dallas why she continued her attacks on Bloomberg during Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate in SC. So I packed up my stuff, and I went home. After the debate, interviewers continued to press Warren for evidence. Bloomberg's campaign has since announced it would release three women from their nondisclosure agreement. (more...)
Hawaii Has Sent No Coronavirus Samples To Be Tested. Here's Why
- February 28, 2020

The test being used by USA health officials takes just four to six hours to perform once it's in a lab. The case highlights the fact that most testing in USA up to now has been limited to those who, in addition to showing symptoms, have a history of travel to countries affected by the disease or contact with those who have done so, said Lauren Sauer, director of operations at Johns Hopkins University's Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response. (more...)
Another coronavirus case in Toronto Another coronavirus case in Toronto
- February 28, 2020

The World Health Organisation has declared the new strain of coronavirus, named Covid-19, a global public health emergency. "I think that there's a chance that it could get worse, a chance it could get fairly substantially worse, but nothing's inevitable", Trump told reporters Wednesday. (more...)
Possible 'Community Spread' COVID-19 Case Has Links to Healthcare System Possible 'Community Spread' COVID-19 Case Has Links to Healthcare System
- February 28, 2020

It has infected more than 82,000 people and killed over 3,000 - mostly in China . A spokeswoman for the state Department of Health told The Epoch Times via email earlier this week that the department started providing limited testing for the new coronavirus as of February 21. (more...)
Coronavirus COVID-19 now spreading faster outside China for the first time Coronavirus COVID-19 now spreading faster outside China for the first time
- February 28, 2020

The federal government has recently activated its coronavirus emergency response plan in anticipation that the World Health Organization will soon officially declare a global pandemic. "This virus has pandemic potential", WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned. While addressing a press conference on the fear of coronavirus, Morrison said that there has not been any community transmission in Australia. (more...)
Fact Check: Mike Bloomberg Claims Russia Is Working to Reelect Trump Fact Check: Mike Bloomberg Claims Russia Is Working to Reelect Trump
- February 28, 2020

Moscow denied any sort of meddling in the U.S. election and a subsequent two-year probe conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller showed that there had been no collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation. The President accused Schiff prior to this latest Twitter rant of being the one responsible for leaking intelligence, to which Schiff fired back and called him out for deflection and false claims. (more...)
Why Doctors Found Alcohol In Woman's Bladder, Though She Doesn't Drink Why Doctors Found Alcohol In Woman's Bladder, Though She Doesn't Drink
- February 27, 2020

The condition is caused by yeast in the bladder , which ferments sugar in urine to produce alcohol. She has a condition called a urinary auto-brewery syndrome, a condition wherein the bladder produces alcohol and is excreted in the urine. (more...)
Scramble to contain coronavirus as infections spread in Europe Scramble to contain coronavirus as infections spread in Europe
- February 27, 2020

Georgia reported the first case of coronavirus in the country, the health minister said, according to Al Jazeera . "China knows how to keep people alive from COVID..." Who's most at risk from COVID-19? "This will end", Mr Trump said of the outbreak at a White House news conference. (more...)
Two more people die from coronavirus in Italy -civil protection agency Two more people die from coronavirus in Italy -civil protection agency
- February 27, 2020

The number of coronavirus cases in Italy has jumped to 400, amid global efforts to contain the spread of the deadly outbreak. Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza huddled in Rome with counterparts from bordering countries - France, Switzerland , Austria and Slovenia - as well as with those from Germany and Croatia , two countries whose citizens are among frequent visitors to Italy. (more...)
Schools not being advised to shut over coronavirus, says PHE
- February 27, 2020

Why are some schools closing their doors? Two other schools, Cransley School in Northwich, Cheshire, and Trinity Catholic College, Middlesbrough, have also taken the decision to close. But he reiterated that there was definitely no blanket advice from PHE that schools should close. The tests will provide an "early warning" if the virus is spreading, Public Health England medical director Prof Paul Cosford said. (more...)

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