Coronavirus Update: COVID-19 Modeling & General-Use Face Masks

COVID-19 Modeling & Projections One of the only constants of the COVID-19 pandemic is how often data and projections are changing. This is frustrating for our society, as there is a collective overwhelming desire to know when the US will hit its peak of cases, and when life can resume … Read more about Coronavirus Update: COVID-19 Modeling & General-Use Face Masks

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

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 … Read more about Coronavirus Update: First Two Deaths Outside Mainland China from 2019-nCoV

Coronavirus Update: Travel Advisory Warnings in China

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 … Read more about Coronavirus Update: Travel Advisory Warnings in China

Novel Coronavirus Discovered in Wuhan City, China

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 … Read more about Novel Coronavirus Discovered in Wuhan City, China

China: New Strain of Coronavirus Connected to Pneumonia Cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced last week that Chinese authorities have made an initial identification of a new coronavirus connected to recent cases of pneumonia in Wuhan City, China. On Saturday, the first death linked to the disease was reported by Chinese officials. … Read more about China: New Strain of Coronavirus Connected to Pneumonia Cases

Bird Flu Continues to Ravage Parts of China

China is currently battling the largest outbreak of bird flu with “the greatest potential to cause a pandemic.”  Since its discovery in China in March 2013, avian influenza A (H7N9) has demonstrated an ability to mutate quickly. With these rapid changes, the virus has grown more lethal to … Read more about Bird Flu Continues to Ravage Parts of China