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New Ebola cases dim hope of end to epidemic

New Ebola cases dim hope of end to epidemic

The new case was confirmed in Beni, a community that had been an epicenter of the epidemic in eastern DRC. The WHO earlier Monday said it had set up Ebola vaccination centers in Beni a day after a...

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Angara donates own blood plasma to help infected patients

With no vaccine available for the treatment of the deadly virus, doctors are looking towards convalescent plasma therapy for treatment of coronavirus positive patients. McDyer said UPMC has screened...

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Hospital floors, staff's shoes test positive for COVID-19

Hospital floors, staff's shoes test positive for COVID-19

Both wards housed a total of 24 patients between February 9 and March 2, when China was still battling the deadly virus. The virus was found to be most heavily concentrated on the floors of the ward...

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25,635 coronavirus cases confirmed in MI

25,635 coronavirus cases confirmed in MI

The coronavirus is taking its starkest toll on African Americans in Michigan : They account for just 14% of the state's population but 33% of COVID-19 cases and 40% of deaths, as of April 8. The Mich...

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144 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in H-N

144 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in H-N

Brillinger says staffing levels are still critically low after all but a handful of workers walked off the job on Friday. Twelve residents of a County Durham care home have now died after displaying...

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Trump retweets call to fire Fauci amid coronavirus criticism

Trump retweets call to fire Fauci amid coronavirus criticism

President Trump added in his tweet that he and the Administration are "working closely with the Governors" and a decision is coming shortly. " Fauci is now saying that had Trump listened to th...

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Sanders Endorses Biden for US President

Sanders Endorses Biden for US President

There were 20 candidates when the campaign for the Democratic Party nomination began past year but all have dropped out . That wait was seen as deeply damaging in that it exposed a divide within ...

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California to discuss re-opening economies with Washington, Oregon — Newsom

California to discuss re-opening economies with Washington, Oregon — Newsom

Meanwhile the governors of California , Oregon and Washington announced a similar project for the west coast. Monday's announcement offered no new specifics on when shuttered businesses might be ...

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Bernie Sanders endorses Joe Biden for president during livestreamed event

Sanders struck a unifying tone on Monday, telling viewers "it's imperative that all of us work together". The endorsement was expected, though the timing was a surprise, and could give Biden a boost...

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South Dakota to Launch Hydroxychloroquine Clinical Trial for Possible Coronavirus Treatment

South Dakota to Launch Hydroxychloroquine Clinical Trial for Possible Coronavirus Treatment

Governor of South Dakota Kristi Noem speaks as President Donald Trump listens during a meeting about the Governors Initiative on Regulatory Innovation in the Cabinet Room of the White House on in Wash...

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Pritzker: Apple donates 100,000 N95 masks to healthcare workers and first responders

Pritzker: Apple donates 100,000 N95 masks to healthcare workers and first responders

The governor said he prays the trends continue, and if they do, people adhering to the stay-at-home order will be to credit. Pritzker announced 1,672 new cases of COVID-19 and an additional 43 death...

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Chinese Universities Reportedly Impose Vetting, Restrictions on Coronavirus Research

Chinese Universities Reportedly Impose Vetting, Restrictions on Coronavirus Research

In now-deleted notices published by two Chinese universities, the Central Government directed that all academic work on Coronavirus will go through extra vetting before being submitted for publication...

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Case Against Coronavirus Patient For Spitting On Doctor In Tamil Nadu

Case Against Coronavirus Patient For Spitting On Doctor In Tamil Nadu

D. Kip Kuttner, vice president and medical director at Miller-Keystone, said in a news release. Anyone who has recovered from COVID-19 is asked to donate plasma for the experiment. The initial study...

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COVID-19 survivors donate blood to help other patients - PGH

COVID-19 survivors donate blood to help other patients - PGH

The hospital has already transfused three patients but they are still actively looking for plasma donations. The post 7 COVID-19 survivors donate blood to help other patients - PGH appeared first ...

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Local health officials emphasize use of cloth face coverings

Local health officials emphasize use of cloth face coverings

When removing facial coverings, take care not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth and wash your hands immediately after removing. Skilled grade N95 respirators and surgical masks needs to be reserved ...

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Two new Covid-19 cases takes total to 50

Two new Covid-19 cases takes total to 50

Health Minister Kim Wilson in making the announcement late Saturday, said that to date, 28 people had recovered, eight were hospitalised and were still under public health monitoring, but did not need...

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After worst week, NY sees signs of hope

After worst week, NY sees signs of hope

At his daily briefing on Sunday Governor Andrew Cuomo said the numbers suggests the state may be plateauing. 'We are stabilizing across the country in terms of the state of this outbreak'. "That wou...

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A provincial and territorial breakdown of cases for Sunday

A provincial and territorial breakdown of cases for Sunday

The provincial update, which was based on information submitted by health units on Thursday afternoon, had 52 confirmed COVID-19 cases within the EOHU region. The new federal support provides employer...

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IU Health Asking COVID-19 Survivors To Donate Plasma

IU Health Asking COVID-19 Survivors To Donate Plasma

The convalescent plasma therapy was used to treat hemorrhagic fever in 1979 and the Spanish influenza in 1918 and it helped reduce mortality in both epidemics. According to Neha Gupta, Infectious Dise...

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Boris Johnson Discharged From Hospital As His Coronavirus Recovery Continues

Boris Johnson Discharged From Hospital As His Coronavirus Recovery Continues

Ms McGee said they didn't know their daughter was treating Mr Johnson until he was out of the intensive care unit . "I hope they won't mind if I mention in particular two nurses who stood by my bed...

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New details of Covid-19 clusters around New Zealand released

New details of Covid-19 clusters around New Zealand released

Dr. Caroline McElnay, Director of Public Health from New Zealand Ministry of Health gave the update on daily COVID-19 press conference Saturday afternoon. McElnay said the way in which Covid-19 entere...

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Two more people die of Covid-19 in New Zealand

Two more people die of Covid-19 in New Zealand

She praised New Zealand's lockdown efforts, but said there is more to go: "Please stay home". There are further details on this below. There are 15 people in hospital, with four in intensive care. "...

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Third Covid-19 death from rest home takes toll to 5

Third Covid-19 death from rest home takes toll to 5

There are no cases in Northland hospitals with 19 self-isolating at home and six had recovered. He is the third person in the Rosewood Resthome cluster to pass away. "Our number of cases may be smal...

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Scientist Reveals When Coronavirus Vaccine Will Be Ready

They have also provided additional funding separately for the expansion of the work in identifying potential antiviral treatments against COVID-19. Sarah Gilbert , a professor of vaccinology at Ox...

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IU Health seeking plasma from COVID-19 survivors to help current patients

IU Health seeking plasma from COVID-19 survivors to help current patients

A researcher at Otago University says people should be tested for Covid-19 even if the loss of sense of smell - anosmia - is their only symptom . Highlighting the importance of convalescent plasm...

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LA County Extends Stay at Home Order to May 15

LA County Extends Stay at Home Order to May 15

L.A. County's public wellness supervisor, Barbara Ferrer , made the statement Friday throughout an interview. In addition to extending the original order's timeline, the new directive will requir...

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Clinical trial of potential coronavirus treatment hydroxychloroquine begins, NIH says

Clinical trial of potential coronavirus treatment hydroxychloroquine begins, NIH says

Sanofi said it has committed to donating the drug, hydroxychloroquine , to 50 countries but noted there is still "insufficient clinical evidence" over its safety and efficacy in treating Covid-19. ...

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SA now has 2,173 confirmed COVID-19 infections, with 145 new cases

SA now has 2,173 confirmed COVID-19 infections, with 145 new cases

According to the Department of Health's official website, the number of recoveries is still at 410, with no further cases reported since Friday. We are also seeing an increase in tests conducted at pu...

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CDC issues 100-day 'No Sail Order'

CDC issues 100-day 'No Sail Order'

Cruise ship range has already called off most operations, leaving an incredible number of ships at sea with passengers on board, and many have had a hard time finding ports that will enable their pass...

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‘I owe them my life’: Boris Johnson hails hospital staff

‘I owe them my life’: Boris Johnson hails hospital staff

Mr. Johnson, 55, was taken to St Thomas's Hospital in central London a week ago, suffering from persistent symptoms of the disease caused by the new coronavirus . "That is why we are making sure we...

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Colorado Confirms 274 Coronavirus-Related Deaths As Nursing Home Outbreaks Increase

Colorado Confirms 274 Coronavirus-Related Deaths As Nursing Home Outbreaks Increase

The widely followed Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 page http://www.drstat.com , which tallies confirmed and presumptive positive cases, put the combined number at 125,930, which sets France in fou...

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Whitmer Extends and Expands

Whitmer Extends and Expands "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Order

The new order, which goes into effect from April 9, requires residents to stay home unless they need to leave home for work deemed essential. It also bars all gatherings outside a single household, ex...

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Reigning Miss England returns as doctor to fight Covid-19

Reigning Miss England returns as doctor to fight Covid-19

After winning the Miss England title, though, she figured that medicine could wait while she worked as a global ambassador and role model for young people. Bhasha Mukherjee told CNN , "When you are d...

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Covid-19: ICMR framing protocol for plasma therapy to treat patients

Covid-19: ICMR framing protocol for plasma therapy to treat patients

The Indian Council of Medical research has said that it is in the final stages of framing a protocol for conducting clinical trials for convalescent plasma therapy , which involves infusion of blood ...

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Health Ministry to depute ENT specialists to collect COVID-19 samples #63364

Health Ministry to depute ENT specialists to collect COVID-19 samples #63364

This brought the total number of COVID 19 confirmed cases in Uganda drop from 53 to 50. "Stay home, Stay safe", a Sunday tweet on the Twitter handle of the Ministry of Health reads. "All states/UT...

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