Health


First presumed Coronavirus case in BC First presumed Coronavirus case in BC
- January 29, 2020

There are several types of coronaviruses , including ones that cause only mild respiratory disease like a cold. The virus is spreading to other countries as well - including the USA, where there are five confirmed cases of the respiratory illness and more than 100 possible cases, including two in New Hampshire . (more...)
Flu numbers remain high across the board
- January 29, 2020

The number of influenza A and influenza B positive laboratory tests reported to the department increased by 23 percent and 37 percent respectively, the report said. What makes this type of behaviour to be even more selfish and ignorant is the fact that there exists a number of cheap and simple steps proven to be highly effective at avoiding becoming ill during flu-season. (more...)
Turkey to evacuate citizens from China's Wuhan over virus outbreak
- January 29, 2020

The spread of coronavirus . The boy's family flew from their home in Shenzhen, a city in the south of the country next to Hong Kong, to Wuhan on December 29 to visit relatives, including one who was in a hospital. Japan, France and Mongolia and other governments were also preparing evacuations. "They are taking extraordinary measures in the face of what is an extraordinary challenge", said Mike Ryan, executive director of WHO Health Emergencies Program, who accompanied the body's chief ... (more...)
United Airlines suspends some flights between U.S. and China as coronavirus spreads United Airlines suspends some flights between U.S. and China as coronavirus spreads
- January 29, 2020

The flight announcements came hours after some countries began airlifts of their nationals trapped in Wuhan, the quarantined central Chinese city of 11 million people at the epicentre of the health emergency. That has trapped more than 50 million people in the most far-reaching disease control measures ever imposed. The new coronavirus outbreak has killed over 130 people in China and infected almost 6,000 globally as the deadly disease continues to spread. (more...)
Russian Federation and China are working on virus vaccine, says consulate
- January 29, 2020

In Alaska, officials conducted two additional health screenings after prior ones in China . The fast-moving coronavirus has killed 130 people and infected 6,000 others in China - a lot of them in the hardest-hit city of Wuhan . Experts are still trying to determine how effectively the virus spreads among people, and whether people who are not showing symptoms yet are contagious. (more...)
Coronavirus outbreak: Vancouver's Wuhan community group urges tolerance, understanding Coronavirus outbreak: Vancouver's Wuhan community group urges tolerance, understanding
- January 29, 2020

He told the World Health Organization chief that with the Communist Party of China leadership and the strength of its people, China is determined and capable of winning the battle against the coronavirus. Wuhan is building two hospitals in a matter of days to add 2,500 beds for treatment of patients with the virus. A member of the large coronavirus family, which includes a range of infections including the common cold to more severe infections like Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) ... (more...)
Wisconsin family trapped in Wuhan, epicenter of coronavirus outbreak
- January 29, 2020

China's death toll has passed 130. About 60 cases, but no deaths, have been reported in 15 other countries, including the United States, France and Singapore. German health officials say they have evidence of human-to-human transmission. According to Wuhan authorities, it is likely more than five million people had already left the city . (more...)
UAE confirms first cases of new coronavirus
- January 29, 2020

The Ministry of External Affairs Tuesday said the Centre has started preparations to evacuate Indians stranded in China's Wuhan and other parts of China's Hubei province. There is no evidence that the virus can be transmitted when the carrier is asymptomatic, she said. Its symptoms, including cough and fever and in severe cases pneumonia, are similar to many other illnesses. (more...)
National lab confirms second case of novel coronavirus in Toronto woman National lab confirms second case of novel coronavirus in Toronto woman
- January 29, 2020

So far, there are two confirmed cases of coronavirus in Canada - the patients are a husband and wife who returned to Toronto on January 22 after a visit to China that included a stay in Wuhan, where the new strain of coronavirus is believed to have originated. (more...)
Sheffield Uni orders students returning from China into quarantine over coronavirus
- January 29, 2020

During the refueling stop in Anchorage, the travelers will be re-screened for the virus. Sam Roth, of Neenah, Wisconsin, tells TMJ4 that he is working to get his wife Daisy Roth and children, 10-month old Adalynn and five-year-old Abigail, back home to the U.S. (more...)
CDC Announces Coronavirus Screenings at DFW Airport
- January 29, 2020

The outbreak of the mysterious new coronavirus is rapidly spreading , and the US has been screening travelers from the Wuhan at five airports. The flight chartered by the State Department left Wuhan, and will stop to refuel in Anchorage, Alaska. (more...)
Threat posed by coronavirus grows after new cases emerge outside China Threat posed by coronavirus grows after new cases emerge outside China
- January 29, 2020

A chartered plane carrying 206 Japanese nationals evacuated from Wuhan arrived at Tokyo's Haneda airport on Wednesday morning. Symptoms of the virus include fever, cough and shortness of breath, according to the CDC . Said added that no taxis are operating, and the hospitals are filling up as the potentially deadly virus spreads. Passengers aboard Kalitta flight #371 will disembark at the North Terminal for further health screenings by the State Department of Health and Social Services, ... (more...)
Oklahoma health officials join others and CDC in monitoring possible Coronavirus cases Oklahoma health officials join others and CDC in monitoring possible Coronavirus cases
- January 29, 2020

Meanwhile, health officials in British Columbia say a man in his 40s is presumed to have coronavirus and is doing well as he recovers at home. The Indiana State Department of Health, the CDC and the Porter County Health Department said the individual was traveling through Porter County. (more...)
ETFO Agrees to Mediated Talks With the Province ETFO Agrees to Mediated Talks With the Province
- January 29, 2020

Ontario's 45,000 Catholic teachers plan to stage a second one-day walkout Tuesday, February 4 . This is a developing news story. ETFO, like the other teachers' unions, is asking for a two per cent increase to reflect the rate of inflation. (more...)
Coronavirus outbreak in China | China Coronavirus outbreak in China | China
- January 28, 2020

The department said it would not release potentially identifying information on the person, including the gender and age, and declined to say whether the person was a student or faculty member. He described the situation as severe and said medical supplies were still tight. "As a precautionary measure in line with Hong Kong's prevention efforts, we will temporarily shut down Hong Kong's Disneyland Park from January 26, 2020 for the health and safety of our guests and performers", the park ... (more...)
Possible coronavirus in Douglas County, Kansas. State health officials investigating Possible coronavirus in Douglas County, Kansas. State health officials investigating
- January 28, 2020

Specimens were sent to the CDC on Tuesday, and health officials expect results later this week. Although U.S. officials appeared to be frustrated by China's apparent reluctance to accept aid, they emphasized that China has been far more cooperative than it was during the 2003 SARS outbreak. (more...)
World Health Organization chief says confident in China's ability to contain virus, urges calm World Health Organization chief says confident in China's ability to contain virus, urges calm
- January 28, 2020

A World Health Organization panel of 16 independent experts twice last week declined to declare an global emergency over the outbreak. Guterres said the United Nations had full confidence in China's ability to control the outbreak and stood ready to provide any support. (more...)
What's new in the China virus outbreak What's new in the China virus outbreak
- January 28, 2020

China has also extended the Lunar New Year holiday into next week to keep people at home, indefinitely postponing classes at schools and universities. The virus is believed to have spread from infected animals at a seafood market. Chinese regulators called on banks and insurers Monday to support to people and companies affected by the outbreak. (more...)
Wife of first Canada coronavirus patient confirmed infected too Wife of first Canada coronavirus patient confirmed infected too
- January 28, 2020

The man arrived in Toronto on January 22 from Wuhan, the epicentre of the virus outbreak, and is now being treated in isolation in a public hospital, Ontario health officials said on Saturday. The province is expected to provide information on the current situation on Monday at 11:30 a.m. Because of this, and other protocol and procedures that Ontario has in effect, the case was quickly identified and protocols for protection of health care workers and the public was immediately enacted. (more...)
More than 2,000 now infected with coronavirus; 56 dead in China More than 2,000 now infected with coronavirus; 56 dead in China
- January 27, 2020

The U.S. State Department announced Sunday that it planned to evacuate personnel stationed in Wuhan, China , to San Francisco because of the coronavirus outbreak . The first cases of the virus surfaced last month and are thought to have been transmitted to people via wild animals sold at a food market in Wuhan. (more...)

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