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US flu deaths climb to 8,200: Most cases in children, young adults

US flu deaths climb to 8,200: Most cases in children, young adults

Hendricks said. Approximately 60 percent of all flu virus samples tested so far this winter have been influenza type B, the less virulent form. "The New York State Department of Health recommends ...

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Death toll rises to 80 as China extends holiday

Death toll rises to 80 as China extends holiday

China's National Health Commission reported today (computer translated ) 30 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) reported 769 new confirmed cases, 137 severe cases and 24 new deaths (24...

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Canadian Patient With China Virus Showed Symptoms On Plane

Canadian Patient With China Virus Showed Symptoms On Plane

He's being quarantined at Sunnybrook Hospital, and his family members are in "self isolation" as a precaution to keep the disease from spreading. Still, Tam said she expects more coronavirus cases w...

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Canada hospital says it has confirmed case of deadly virus

Canada hospital says it has confirmed case of deadly virus

Dr. David Williams, Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health, said they are 95% sure it is the virus. Ontario health officials told a news conference the patient is a male in his 50s, who arrived i...

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Coronavirus test results negative for RDU traveler

Coronavirus test results negative for RDU traveler

The Department of Public Health organizes tests for the novel coronavirus in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She encouraged concerned residents to consult official sources of h...

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Third US Case Of Deadly Coronavirus Diagnosed In California

Third US Case Of Deadly Coronavirus Diagnosed In California

It was not disclosed where and how the traveler entered into the country or into the county. The virus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan , already on lockdown, has banned most vehicle use downtown and Hong...

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No report of coronavirus infection among Pakistanis in China so far: FO

No report of coronavirus infection among Pakistanis in China so far: FO

South Asian neighbours Pakistan and Nepal have confirmed coronavirus cases while India has kept over 100 people under observation following screening for a possible exposure to novel coronavirus , ...

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Canada Confirms First Case of Coronavirus Infection

Canada Confirms First Case of Coronavirus Infection

Earlier in the week, many Chinese had already gone to their hometowns to be with family or boarded planes for vacations overseas. The virus originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in Hubei...

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Baylor student in Waco tested for possible case of coronavirus

Baylor student in Waco tested for possible case of coronavirus

The global financial hub has been on high alert for the virus, which has killed 17 people since the outbreak started in central China . The developments reflect heightened vigilance and fear over a...

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U.S. registers third coronavirus case

U.S. registers third coronavirus case

The central government said it would send three million face masks, 114,000 protective suits and 110,000 pairs of medical gloves to Wuhan, according to state broadcaster China Central Television. The ...

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Coronavirus patient showed mild symptoms on flight OTTAWA

Dr. Tam said that passengers who do not receive a phone call from public health authorities do not need to take precautions. Dr. Jerome Leis of Sunnybrook said the presence of an infected patient at...

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DHHS investigates possible case of coronavirus in NC

Zack Moore, State Epidemiologist. The individual arrived at Raleigh-Durham International Airport Jan. 23 after having passed through Wuhan, China. Health officials said the person, who was not ide...

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Canada identifies first presumptive confirmed case of coronavirus

Canada identifies first presumptive confirmed case of coronavirus

Ontario health officials said his family members have been put into self isolation, though the government declined to give the number of people in the family. He also praised the city's health authori...

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Japan will evacuate nationals from China virus city

Japan will evacuate nationals from China virus city

A leading infectious disease specialist treating two of the patients said the illness appears less serious than comparable previous outbreaks, such as the SARS epidemic that resulted in more than 80...

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Blue Cross Blue Shield group joins $55M project to lower drug costs

Blue Cross Blue Shield group joins $55M project to lower drug costs

Some initial products could become available by early 2022. As the 2020 presidential campaigns ramp up, health care costs remains a key issue for voters. BCBS companies now participating in the Civi...

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Doctor in Chinese hospital dies from Wuhan coronavirus - state media

Doctor in Chinese hospital dies from Wuhan coronavirus - state media

The respiratory contagion, which has so far claimed 56 lives and sickened almost 1,600, have been reported in Beijing, Shanghai, Macau, Hong Kong and Taiwan, and has reached other countries like Japan...

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US Consulate to Evacuate Staff From Epidemic-Stricken Wuhan

US Consulate to Evacuate Staff From Epidemic-Stricken Wuhan

Specialist military medical teams have also been flown into Hubei province, where half of the cases have been diagnosed, reflecting the concern at the highest level in China about the speed at which t...

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China coronavirus: United Kingdom tests come back negative

China coronavirus: United Kingdom tests come back negative

A growing number of cities and provinces were enacting their own travel restrictions to contain the virus. The Foreign Office updated its guidance to "advise against all travel to Hubei province", w...

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Students from coronavirus-infected Wuhan visited Cambridge just this week

Students from coronavirus-infected Wuhan visited Cambridge just this week

The Chicago woman had limited movement outside her home since returning from China , Patch reported. The first travel-related case in the U.S.is a man in his 30s who is hospitalized in Everett, WA....

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Why Washington state’s health experts aren’t panicking yet about the Wuhan coronavirus

Why Washington state’s health experts aren’t panicking yet about the Wuhan coronavirus

One victim was a doctor , Liang Wudong, 62, who fell ill last week in Wuhan and died Saturday morning, The Wall Street Journal reported . The virus that likely began in December in a now-closed...

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NY colleges on coronavirus alert as classes begin

NY colleges on coronavirus alert as classes begin

Thailand has five cases confirmed; Japan, Vietnam and South Korea two each; and one in Taiwan. He said he was not anxious either before he flew over or while he was in China . After reading that Publ...

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Canada confirms first 'presumptive' case of coronavirus

But 15 of the 17 were over 60, and more than half suffered from other chronic diseases including Parkinson's and diabetes. They worry more about antibiotic-resistant bugs, say, or nonseasonal flu pa...

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Three Doctors Infected With New Coronavirus in Beijing

Three Doctors Infected With New Coronavirus in Beijing

Australia has reported four cases . Only authorized vehicles would be permitted, the reports said. The local South China Morning Post newspaper reported a marathon in Hong Kong that was expected ...

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Coronavirus infection count rises as countries race to contain its spread

In Wuhan, the epicenter of the emergency, 450 military medics were deployed to help treat patients where a seafood and live animal market has been identified as the center of the outbreak. The victim ...

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China coronavirus: Patients in Scotland tested for coronavirus

China coronavirus: Patients in Scotland tested for coronavirus

Infections have also started to crop up around China , with millions of people expected to travel around and from the country for the Lunar New Year holidays, which begin this week. Authorities had...

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Public health officials in Ontario call evening news conference

Public health officials in Ontario call evening news conference

While there have been no confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Canada, Ontario medical officials believe it could happen and are assuring the public they're prepared. "This was a disease unknown to sc...

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Scientists discover 'why stress turns hair white'

Scientists discover 'why stress turns hair white'

The team put mice under three different types of stress through what Hsu described as established standard protocols. The sympathetic nervous system is intimately linked to our stress response, so...

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Coronavirus death toll rises to 41 in China, more than 1200 sickened

Coronavirus death toll rises to 41 in China, more than 1200 sickened

Queensland authorities say they are still waiting on results from a possible case as of late Saturday, AAP reported. The man was travelling alone, arriving on China Southern Airlines flight CZ321 ...

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China warns virus could mutate and spread as death toll rises

China warns virus could mutate and spread as death toll rises

Wuhan residents shared their anguish on China's Twitter-like Weibo platform, with one describing being on the "verge of tears" when the de facto quarantine was announced. The patient has been placed i...

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India delivers 30k doses of MR vaccine to Maldives within 72 hours

India delivers 30k doses of MR vaccine to Maldives within 72 hours

Ltd, and, within 72 hours the vaccine reached Male. Thereafter, at a ceremony held at the Ministry of Health, H.E. Abdulla Ameen, Minister of Health presented a Certificate of Appreciation to H.E. I...

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The global spread of the coronavirus: Where is it?

The global spread of the coronavirus: Where is it?

Most schools are off next week, and Lam said they would not re-open until February 17. One better sign is that Yuan Guoyong, Chair Professor of the Department of Microbiology of the University of H...

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Indian embassy in China calls off Republic Day function following coronavirus outbreak

Indian embassy in China calls off Republic Day function following coronavirus outbreak

Good places include websites of the Public Health Agency of Canada, Public Health Ontario and Toronto Public Health, she said. The coronavirus emerged from Wuhan in Hubei province of China and has...

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1st case of coronavirus confirmed in Chicago, CDC says

1st case of coronavirus confirmed in Chicago, CDC says

Earlier on Friday a case was confirmed in Chicago , the second in the US. All passengers from the man's flight would be contacted as a precaution. On January 19, myocardial ischemia complicated with...

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First Montana flu death of the season confirmed

First Montana flu death of the season confirmed

Riley says the best way to avoid getting the flu is by getting the vaccine. Members of the public are advised that the influenza virus is serious and generally more severe than the common cold. Only...

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Coronavirus Must Be Reported Now in Ohio

Coronavirus Must Be Reported Now in Ohio

Outbreaks of novel (new) virus infections among people are always a public health concern, but regular training prepares public health staff and partners to handle emerging disease outbreaks like the ...

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