U.S. Declares Public Health Emergency Over Coronavirus

Editor's Note: This story was updated with additional information on flight restrictions and quarantines, and to clarify that the virus appears to have hopped from a businesswoman in China to her business partner in Germany, who in turn, may hav... More..

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China Reports Bird Flu Outbreak in Hunan Province, 18,000 Chickens Killed
by | Monday, February 03, 2020

China Reports Bird Flu Outbreak in Hunan Province, 18,000 Chickens Killed

According to worldwide reports, followed by the H5N1 outbreak, authorities have selectively slaughtered more than 17,000 poultry. No human cases of the Hunan H5N1 virus have been reported. Most people who cat...More..

United Kingdom confirms first two coronavirus cases
by | Monday, February 03, 2020

United Kingdom confirms first two coronavirus cases

According to the government's advice the virus causes more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung diseas...More..

Health officials: Two people in Oklahoma test negative for coronavirus
by | Monday, February 03, 2020

Health officials: Two people in Oklahoma test negative for coronavirus

The virus is a new strand of a coronavirus that caused a deadly outbreak beginning in Wuhan, China. This flu season in the USA, which began picking up in mid-November, began earlier than usual a year ago and ...More..

Dog Saved By Madison Vets To Star In Super Bowl Commercial
by | Monday, February 03, 2020

Dog Saved By Madison Vets To Star In Super Bowl Commercial

Scout , a 7-year-old golden retriever , was diagnosed with an aggressive blood cancer called hemangiosarcoma in the summer of 2019, after an ultrasound found a tumor on his heart. One grateful dog owner has sp...More..

Coronavirus Epidemic Spreads Across China as First Overseas Death Reported
by | Monday, February 03, 2020

Coronavirus Epidemic Spreads Across China as First Overseas Death Reported

Outside of China, 166 cases have been confirmed in 25 countries. The number of confirmed deaths from China's coronavirus outbreak rose to 360, exceeding the country's death toll from the 2002-03 SARS outbre...More..

China virus toll rises to 360 with 56 new fatalities: gov't
by | Monday, February 03, 2020

China virus toll rises to 360 with 56 new fatalities: gov't

The World Health Organization declared the outbreak an worldwide emergency. How hard is it to control the virus? Meanwhile, six officials in the city of Huanggang, neighbouring the epicentre of Wuhan ,...More..

by | Monday, February 03, 2020

Philippines reports first virus death outside China

The patient was a 44-year-old Chinese man from Wuhan who appeared to have been infected before arriving in the Philippines. He experienced symptoms of fever, cough and sore throat before being admitted at t...More..

The ninth case of coronavirus confirmed in U.S.
by | Monday, February 03, 2020

The ninth case of coronavirus confirmed in U.S.

Health officials confirmed on Friday that an adult man who lives in Santa Clara County, where Silicon Valley is located, has tested positive for the virus. The headline on the top article today in the Washingto...More..

UMass Boston Student Has Coronavirus
by | Sunday, February 02, 2020

UMass Boston Student Has Coronavirus

Monica Bharel said the risk to the public in Massachusetts is low. Those whom he's had contact with are also being monitored for symptoms. According to a Saturday press release from the Massachusetts Depart...More..

Coronavirus: First death out of China, as toll climbs past 300
by | Sunday, February 02, 2020

Coronavirus: First death out of China, as toll climbs past 300

Since emerging from the central Chinese city of Wuhan late past year, the coronavirus has infected 14,000 people across China and spread to 24 countries. The World Health Organization - which initially refr...More..

by | Sunday, February 02, 2020

China confirms outbreak of bird flu in Hunan province

Local authorities have sealed off and sterilized the infected area, where a total of 17,828 chickens have been culled and safely disposed, according to the ministry. Almost 60 percent of H5N1 patients die after...More..

London Woman Confirmed as Third Case of Corona Virus
by | Sunday, February 02, 2020

London Woman Confirmed as Third Case of Corona Virus

Officials said everybody else who tested negative around the same time were retested and still came back negative. Dr. Christopher Mackie, medical officer of health for Middlesex London, said the woman's pare...More..

by | Sunday, February 02, 2020

NYC Reports First Suspected Case of Coronavirus

New York City officials announced Saturday they have been testing the city's first possible coronavirus patient. "Testing to determine whether this is a confirmed case of the novel #coronavirus will take a m...More..

Two cases of coronavirus confirmed in UK
by | Sunday, February 02, 2020

Two cases of coronavirus confirmed in UK

At least 213 people in China have died from the disease and there has been nearly 10,000 recorded cases. He said it could turn out to be a relatively minor infection as there was only a 2% mortality rate. "With...More..

China virus toll surges to 304 deaths, over 14,300 infections
by | Sunday, February 02, 2020

China virus toll surges to 304 deaths, over 14,300 infections

China has imposed a lockdown on a major city far away from the epicentre of a coronavirus epidemic, as its death toll from the disease soared to 304 and the first foreign fatality was reported in the Philippin...More..

First novel coronavirus death outside China recorded in PH - WHO official
by | Sunday, February 02, 2020

First novel coronavirus death outside China recorded in PH - WHO official

Authorities in the Philippines confirmed two cases of the virus including the man who died and a 38-year-old female who had traveled from Wuhan to the Philippines with the victim. Australian Prime Minister ...More..

by | Sunday, February 02, 2020

President brands trial a 'scam' as impeachment boosts his ratings

His assertion, made via tweet, came at a busy moment for Washington which is not only grappling with Trump's impeachment proceedings but also awaiting the results of Monday's all-important Iowa caucuses . It i...More..

US declares coronavirus public health emergency after imposing quarantines
by | Sunday, February 02, 2020

US declares coronavirus public health emergency after imposing quarantines

The United States also announced a ban on foreign nationals who have been in mainland China in the past 14 days and a mandatory quarantine of any US citizens who traveled to Hubei province in the past 14 days...More..

Trump Administration Clears The Way For Medicaid Block Grants
by | Sunday, February 02, 2020

Trump Administration Clears The Way For Medicaid Block Grants

It uses that money to offset the state's share of the Medicaid spending and reimburses the insurers for most of the money, according to a Legislative Analyst's Office analysis. The handful of states that have...More..

World Health Organization declares coronavirus global public health emergency
by | Sunday, February 02, 2020

World Health Organization declares coronavirus global public health emergency

Earlier on Friday, it criticized the U.S.travel warning. A total of 129 cases have been reported in 22 other countries and regions, with no deaths outside China . "Commercial carriers have reduced or suspended...More..

First Coronavirus Case In Massachusetts: What We Know | WBZ NewsRadio 1030
by | Sunday, February 02, 2020

First Coronavirus Case In Massachusetts: What We Know | WBZ NewsRadio 1030

The virus was detected in a man in his 20s from Boston who recently traveled to Wuhan , the central Chinese city where the outbreak originated , the Massachusetts Department of Health announced in a pre...More..

Coronavirus tests on two French evacuated from China negative: minister
by | Sunday, February 02, 2020

Coronavirus tests on two French evacuated from China negative: minister

Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the measure has been introduced to stop the virus from affecting countries with weaker health systems. "The main reason for this declaration is not because of wha...More..

Tehran: US Sanctions Will Have ‘No Effect’ on Nuclear Program
by | Sunday, February 02, 2020

Tehran: US Sanctions Will Have ‘No Effect’ on Nuclear Program

Three shipments of cancer and transplant drugs have been sent to Iran through this channel and the transaction has been processed, US Special Representative Brian Hook told a press briefing. The Trump administr...More..

by | Saturday, February 01, 2020

Boston man 8th confirmed case of coronavirus in US

The man, whose name was not released, arrived in Boston Wednesday and immediately went to the hospital, according to the Massachusetts Department of Health . Larry Madoff of the state Department of Public Heal...More..

by | Saturday, February 01, 2020

Trump Administration Issues Drastic Travel Restrictions And Quarantine : Shots

Earlier, countries including Russia , Japan, Pakistan and Italy announced similar travel restrictions. An official at the DRC's Ministry of Health , who chose to remain anonymous, supported such a move: "In...More..

Health officials: Porter County patient tests negative for coronavirus
by | Saturday, February 01, 2020

Health officials: Porter County patient tests negative for coronavirus

This can then be analyzed to see if it contains genetic material that matches the virus. The coronavirus' symptoms present the same as influenza . The World Health Organization and the USA government declare...More..

Wuhan virus: Britain reports first two cases of coronavirus
by | Saturday, February 01, 2020

Wuhan virus: Britain reports first two cases of coronavirus

Director for national infection service at Public Health England Professor Sharon Peacock said: "We were able to stand up an outbreak investigation team immediately and that team is working now, and what th...More..

by | Saturday, February 01, 2020

China virus death toll rises to 259, infections surge

The death toll in China's virus outbreak rose to 259 on Saturday and Beijing criticized Washington's tightening of travel controls to bar most foreign nationals who visited the country within the past two wee...More..

USA life expectancy up for first time in four years, statistics show
by | Saturday, February 01, 2020

USA life expectancy up for first time in four years, statistics show

Although this is only an improvement of 0.1 years, it is still cause for celebration; the trend is partially due to a notable 4.1% drop in overdose deaths from the previous year, which is the equivalent of abo...More..

by | Saturday, February 01, 2020

US, others impose restrictions as virus toll spikes further

The death toll from China's new coronavirus outbreak has risen to 259 and the tally of confirmed infections has surged to almost 12,000, the government said on Saturday. Since China informed World Health Orga...More..

Delta, American to Suspend All China Flights Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
by | Saturday, February 01, 2020

Delta, American to Suspend All China Flights Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

KLM said in a statement on Thursday that it is closely monitoring development of the Coronavirus outbreak in China and is maintaining intensive contact with various national and global health and aviation...More..

by | Saturday, February 01, 2020

CDC quarantines 195 passengers; USA declares nCoV public health emergency

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on Friday that President Donald Trump had signed the order. "We do not now recommend the use of facemasks for the general American public", said Messonnier. ...More..

by | Saturday, February 01, 2020

Biden slams Trump for cutting health programs before coronavirus outbreak

The U.S. administration on January 31 also said that U.S. citizens who have traveled within the past two weeks to China's Hubei Province will be subject to a mandatory quarantine of 14 days. Also on Thursda...More..

Almost 10,000 infected with coronavirus, including 3 in Canada
by | Saturday, February 01, 2020

Almost 10,000 infected with coronavirus, including 3 in Canada

Officials said everybody else who tested negative around the same time were retested and still came back negative. "Because of her awareness of the risks of her travel to Wuhan. And she said Canada and the wo...More..