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Latest Coronavirus Update: First Two Deaths Outside Mainland China from 2019-nCoV

By Emily Elmore | February 4, 2020

The death toll in China from the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is now at 427, killing more people there in a matter of weeks than the 9-month severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2002 and 2003. (SARS took 349 lives and infected 5,327 people in China.) As of issue, there have been 20,000 confirmed cases around… Read more about Latest Coronavirus Update: First Two Deaths Outside Mainland China from 2019-nCoV

Coronavirus Update: WHO declares a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)

By Emily Elmore | January 30, 2020

The World Health Organization declared today the coronavirus that originated from Wuhan, China, last month, is now a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the WHO, stated that the main reason for the declaration was not necessarily because of the rising number of cases in China, but… Read more about Coronavirus Update: WHO declares a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)

Coronavirus Update: Fifth Confirmed Case in the US

By Emily Elmore | January 27, 2020

The death toll in China from the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has skyrocketed to 81, and the case count has jumped to 3,000. On the heels of the latest numbers, China’s Health Minister, Ma Xiaowei announced yesterday that the virus can be spread before a person shows symptoms, indicating that the virus is more contagious than originally… Read more about Coronavirus Update: Fifth Confirmed Case in the US

Coronavirus Update: Travel Advisory Warnings in China

By Emily Elmore | January 23, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has raised the Travel Advisory Warning to Level 3 (Avoid Nonessential Travel) to Wuhan City, China, due to the ongoing outbreak of the novel respiratory coronavirus known as 2019-nCoV. As part of the Chinese Emergency Preparedness Plan, officials have closed transport in and out of Wuhan, including… Read more about Coronavirus Update: Travel Advisory Warnings in China

Novel Coronavirus Discovered in Wuhan City, China

By Emily Elmore | January 21, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that Chinese authorities have made an initial identification of a new coronavirus connected to recent cases of pneumonia in Wuhan City, China. As of Thursday, January 9, 2020, the WHO does not recommend “any specific measures for travelers” … and “advises against the application of any travel or… Read more about Novel Coronavirus Discovered in Wuhan City, China

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