Ontario to announce new case of novel coronavirus

Earlier on Friday, the patient with Canada's first confirmed case of coronavirus was discharged from a hospital in Toronto, send home to stay in self-isolation. - the third case in Ontario and just the fourth in the country. The hospital says o... More..

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Facebook aims to help limit spread of misinformation on coronavirus
by | Saturday, February 01, 2020

Facebook aims to help limit spread of misinformation on coronavirus

Facebook health chief Kang-Xing Jin said in an article that third-party fact-checkers from the social media platform were examining the content and refuting false allegations related to the coronavirus . ...More..

by | Saturday, February 01, 2020

China scolds 'mean' United States for coronavirus travel warning

The U.S. confirmed on Thursday, . its first incident of human-to-human transmission. Health officials in Germany's southeastern state of Bavaria announced Tuesday (link in German) that several new cases the...More..

Australia coronavirus: Dutton defends Christmas Island quarantine plan
by | Saturday, February 01, 2020

Australia coronavirus: Dutton defends Christmas Island quarantine plan

Australian chief physician Brendan Murphy said the world would soon know if containment was realistic. The government is still waiting to confirm how numerous 600 Australians in China's Hubei region they wi...More..

CDC: First case of direct transmission of coronavirus confirmed in US
by | Saturday, February 01, 2020

CDC: First case of direct transmission of coronavirus confirmed in US

The World Health Organization is set to decide Thursday whether to declare the new coronavirus , which has sickened thousands and sparked concern around the world, a public health emergency of worldwide concer...More..

Rescued owl found to be too obese to fly
by | Friday, January 31, 2020

Rescued owl found to be too obese to fly

This is roughly a third heavier than a large healthy female little owl. The sanctuary explains that she was "a rather chunky 245g". Fatty deposits around the owl's body were preventing her from flying eff...More..

by | Friday, January 31, 2020

3rd case of coronavirus confirmed in Ontario

The man was being held in a negative pressure room after being admitted to the hospital on January 23, a day after returning from China. They had visited Wuhan during their trip to China, the epicentre of the...More..

China battles coronavirus outbreak: All the latest updates
by | Friday, January 31, 2020

China battles coronavirus outbreak: All the latest updates

His announcement came after El Al said earlier it was pausing flights to China for a two-month period due to the outbreak of the virus, which has infected nearly 10,000 people globally in just two months, a w...More..

FDA: Purell doesn't prevent the flu - or Ebola
by | Friday, January 31, 2020

FDA: Purell doesn't prevent the flu - or Ebola

Gojo has been given 15 days to notify the FDA about the specific steps that it will take to correct the violations in its marketing materials. On one webpage, the company said the hand sanitizer when paired w...More..

by | Friday, January 31, 2020

First coronavirus cases confirmed in UK

England's chief medical officer had previously said he would not give the location of the two patients, both from the same family, while medics attempted to contact other people they might have spread the in...More..

Coronavirus outbreak: State department issues 'do not travel' advisory for China
by | Friday, January 31, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: State department issues 'do not travel' advisory for China

The declaration's real power, however, lies in its ability to rally the worldwide community to fight global health emergencies. With new cases being reported overseas, anti-China sentiment is emerging in so...More..

Bell Let's Talk Day another huge success
by | Friday, January 31, 2020

Bell Let's Talk Day another huge success

Bell says it has exceeded a billion messages in support of mental health programs and raised $100 million as a result over the last 10 years. They also encouraged their followers to use the hashtag to contrib...More..

How the China Coronavirus Spread: Full Timeline
by | Friday, January 31, 2020

How the China Coronavirus Spread: Full Timeline

This is in spite of the fact that Wuhan, capital of Hubei province, is the epicentre of a new virus outbreak that is believed to have originated in a market that sold wild animals. The State Department has auth...More..

by | Friday, January 31, 2020

China to bring overseas Wuhan citizens back to virus-hit city

The WHO declares a Public Health Emergency of International Concern when there is "an extraordinary event which is determined ... to constitute a public health risk to other states through the international spr...More..

Coronavirus victim was on flight to Queensland with 171 others
by | Friday, January 31, 2020

Coronavirus victim was on flight to Queensland with 171 others

Ten men and six women are being tested for the deadly virus, with two people still in hospital being treated for the disease in the state. But Dr Young said Queensland Health employees were working with the t...More..

by | Friday, January 31, 2020

Rescued owl was 'too fat to fly'

The team soon determined that the owl was wild based on the way she took more to prey found in her habitat. A Little Owl, unceremoniously rescued from a Suffolk ditch as it was unable to fly, has been dec...More..

1st case of person-to-person transmission of coronavirus in the United States confirmed
by | Thursday, January 30, 2020

1st case of person-to-person transmission of coronavirus in the United States confirmed

Other companies flying from Israel to China were continuing their services. The death toll from the virus so far is still lower than the 348 people who were killed in China by SARS, or severe acute respirator...More..

Australian scientists grow coronavirus in lab
by | Thursday, January 30, 2020

Australian scientists grow coronavirus in lab

Australian scientists said on Wednesday they have successfully grown the novel coronavirus in a lab, for the first time outside China , a "significant breakthrough" which they say may help combat the deadl...More..

El Al stops China flights due to deadly virus outbreak
by | Thursday, January 30, 2020

El Al stops China flights due to deadly virus outbreak

None of the players has shown symptoms. The WHO is still hopeful, Ryan said, that China will be able to stop the outbreak. But she said countries around the world are collaborating to see if any existing anti-v...More..

Do masks offer protection from new virus? It depends
by | Thursday, January 30, 2020

Do masks offer protection from new virus? It depends

To acknowledge to that, it helps to clarify which forms of masks we're talking about. The N95 respirators offer more protection as they're created to guard the nose and mouth area against 95 percent of small ...More..

First confirmed case of novel coronavirus in B.C.
by | Thursday, January 30, 2020

First confirmed case of novel coronavirus in B.C.

Local health officials and the CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older receive a vaccine, especially those at higher risk of complications from the flu such as pregnant women, people with chronic medical con...More..

Coronavirus death toll increases, here's the latest update on cases
by | Thursday, January 30, 2020

Coronavirus death toll increases, here's the latest update on cases

The World Health Organization, which initially downplayed the severity of a disease that has now killed 170 in China, planned a meeting Thursday on whether to declare the epidemic a global emergency. According ...More..

China confirms 5,974 virus cases, exceeding nation's SARS totalWorld
by | Thursday, January 30, 2020

China confirms 5,974 virus cases, exceeding nation's SARS totalWorld

Authorities last week imposed transport bans in and around Wuhan in an unprecedented quarantine effort, leaving more than 50 million people effectively trapped. The WHO released a statement after its Director...More..

by | Thursday, January 30, 2020

Coronavirus: Americans Cheer As Evacuation Flight From Wuhan Reaches U.S.

According to authorities, 37 deaths and 1,032 new coronavirus cases have been recorded in Hubei alone within the past 24 hours. All but one were in Hubei. Some airlines have halted all flights to China as a r...More..

Researchers from Hong Kong have developed a vaccine against coronavirus
by | Thursday, January 30, 2020

Researchers from Hong Kong have developed a vaccine against coronavirus

Head of the university's School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, Professor Paul Young, said in a statement : "The team hopes to develop a vaccine over the next six months, which may be used to help co...More..

Ministry of Health proactive, issues tips to combat coronavirus
by | Thursday, January 30, 2020

Ministry of Health proactive, issues tips to combat coronavirus

State Department to evacuate China. Both senators also said "It is only prudent that any robust and comprehensive public health response include stepped-up efforts at each of our country's major ports of entr...More..

China sees deadliest day yet as global virus fears mount
by | Thursday, January 30, 2020

China sees deadliest day yet as global virus fears mount

A further 81,000 people were under observation for possible infection. A presumptive case reported to the public on Monday has now been confirmed by the province. With fluctuating numbers of cases and death...More..

China Virus' Death Toll Up to 170; World Health Organization to Reconvene
by | Thursday, January 30, 2020

China Virus' Death Toll Up to 170; World Health Organization to Reconvene

In China's Hubei province, 17 cities including Wuhan have been locked down, trapping more than 50 million people in the most far-reaching disease control measures ever imposed. Bonnie Henry in a prepared statem...More..

CDC: Newark airport will soon begin screening passengers from China for Coronavirus
by | Thursday, January 30, 2020

CDC: Newark airport will soon begin screening passengers from China for Coronavirus

The passenger arrived on a Hainan Airlines flight from Beijing, the Boston Herald reported . The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a statement saying this strain of coronavirus ...More..

by | Thursday, January 30, 2020

Del. Division of Public Health investigating potential Coronavirus case - 47abc

Scott Folk, an infectious disease specialist. Kentucky is not reporting any cases of the illness at this time, nor are there any suspected cases. "Nationwide, currently, there are five confirmed cases in the ...More..

First B.C. case of coronavirus confirmed
by | Wednesday, January 29, 2020

First B.C. case of coronavirus confirmed

The patient is now in isolation and under medical supervision. "It's done based on a genetic test that looks for three different protein areas", she said . A person traveling through northern IN may be infecte...More..

by | Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Flu cases in Kentucky drop for first time in 6 weeks

Overall influenza-like illness activity for MA remains high, said the Commonwealth of MA. So far this flu season the influenza virus has claimed three lives in San Joaquin County. The CDC estimates a total of...More..

More strikes planned for Guelph schools next week
by | Wednesday, January 29, 2020

More strikes planned for Guelph schools next week

Bradford public elementary schools were closed on Monday as part of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario's (ETFO) one day strike affecting the Simcoe County, Waterloo and Keewatin-Patricia school bo...More..

by | Wednesday, January 29, 2020

World Health Organization to reconvene emergency panel to assess global coronavirus threat

Anne Zink said in a news conference. The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in China has risen to 132, with health authorities at the centre of the epidemic reporting another 840 confirmed cases. ...More..

Coronavirus: British Airways halts all direct flights to China over virus
by | Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Coronavirus: British Airways halts all direct flights to China over virus

SpiceJet has so far made no announcement on its flights from Mumbai and Delhi to Hong Kong . Mongolia closed its border to cars from China earlier this week. Four members of a Chinese family who traveled t...More..