Health


USA reports 1st case of person-to-person spread of coronavirus
- January 30, 2020

Japan is not forcibly quarantining arrivals, saying they lack the legal basis to confine people who have not tested positive for the virus. The total number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in all of mainland China has reached 7,711, and the death toll has risen to 170, as reported on Thursday by China's National Health Commission. (more...)
Coronavirus: Philippines confirms first case of infection Coronavirus: Philippines confirms first case of infection
- January 30, 2020

If they agree that it is, the epidemic will receive global health emergency status. The vast majority of infections are in China where the virus originated in an illegal wildlife market in the city of Wuhan and has also claimed 170 lives, latest official data showed. (more...)
First case of Wuhan coronavirus confirmed in BC First case of Wuhan coronavirus confirmed in BC
- January 30, 2020

VANCOUVER-The first B.C. case of the novel coronavirus that has claimed more than 100 lives and infected more than 4,000 people has been found in the Vancouver Coastal Health region. Dr. Amy Compton-Phillips, the chief clinical officer at Providence St. Joseph Health, which runs that hospital, said it was set up to handle high-level infectious pathogens during the Ebola scare of 2014. (more...)
Deadliest day for China in virus fight, as global fears mount Deadliest day for China in virus fight, as global fears mount
- January 30, 2020

On Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping called the virus a "demon" as the death toll in the country hovered near the 100 mark. " We are in a truly new situation ", Japan's health minister, Katsunobu Kato said. It wasn't clear whether they were infected with the new virus, which first appeared in Wuhan in December. Takeo Aoyama, an employee at Nippon Steel Corp.'s subsidiary in Wuhan, told reporters he was relieved to return home. (more...)
The first confirmed coronavirus patient identified in Gold Coast The first confirmed coronavirus patient identified in Gold Coast
- January 30, 2020

The news broke just hours after Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young told media the Chinese women's national football team had been places in quarantine in a Brisbane hotel . Mr Hunt said they are being treated and are not seeking consular assistance at this stage. "Given the substantial lower number of cases in China outside Hubei province, we do not now recommend self-isolation for travellers from other parts of China are from other countries". (more...)
Coronavirus deaths leap in China as countries struggle to evacuate citizens Coronavirus deaths leap in China as countries struggle to evacuate citizens
- January 30, 2020

Nearly 200 Americans who were evacuated from Wuhan on Wednesday are undergoing three days of testing and monitoring at a Southern California military base to make sure they do not show signs of the virus. Japan's infection rate grew to 11 after three Japanese citizens among more than 200 on an evacuation flight Wednesday tested positive. Major airlines that have suspended or cut back service to China include British Airways, German flag carrier Lufthansa, American Airlines, KLM and United. (more...)
Harry and Meghan post images supporting Canadian mental health campaign Harry and Meghan post images supporting Canadian mental health campaign
- January 30, 2020

Lacey is confident that the rest of the senior royals, Prince Charles , Queen Elizabeth, Prince William, and Kate Middleton , will welcome Beatrice and Eugenie with open arms. Andrew, of course, stepped down following his sex trafficking scandal a few months ago. Now that Meghan and Harry are stepping down, who will take on their schedule of tours and engagements? Now, a close friend of Prince has spoken out on his ordeal, claiming that the royal has "suffered a lot" as a result of the ... (more...)
WHO Warns Visitors Evacuated from China Could Spread Coronavirus WHO Warns Visitors Evacuated from China Could Spread Coronavirus
- January 30, 2020

The 33-year-old man from the Starnberg area south of Munich was in isolation at a Munich hospital as a precaution, officials in Bavaria said. French automaker PSA, which produces Peugeot and Citroen cars, said it was evacuating its expatriate employees and their families from Wuhan and quarantining them in another city. (more...)
Another Slight Uptick In Douglas County Flu Cases Another Slight Uptick In Douglas County Flu Cases
- January 30, 2020

The patient is now in isolation at home and results are expected back from the CDC tomorrow. Flu activity in Arizona has increased from "moderate" to "high", according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nancy Knight, the director of the Division of Global Health Protection with the CDC. That's after the number of confirmed cases in China rose to almost 6,000 as of Wednesday morning. (more...)
K administration orders screening at airports amid coronavirus outbreak K administration orders screening at airports amid coronavirus outbreak
- January 30, 2020

A woman wearing protective mask at the harbour promenade on January 29, 2020 in Hong Kong, China. US officials said the White House was weighing whether to suspend flights to China. "There are eight other people who were in that tour group and they are all now in isolation in the Gold Coast University Hospital". "I was extremely anxious that I was stuck there", said Takeo Aoyama, who arrived in Tokyo on a chartered plane carrying 206 Japanese out of Wuhan, with more flights planned. (more...)
U.S. developing vaccine against deadly China virus U.S. developing vaccine against deadly China virus
- January 30, 2020

The project in the United States is being initiated by the National Institutes of Health and the biomedical agency's recently formed vaccine research group, according to the sources. After this, the vaccine will begin animal trials, and then move on to clinical human trials. But he also says it will take at least one year to develop a vaccine, because one can be used on humans only after its effectiveness and safety are confirmed . (more...)
Three Japanese returnees from Wuhan test positive for new coronavirus Three Japanese returnees from Wuhan test positive for new coronavirus
- January 30, 2020

On Wednesday, Hubei registered 1,032 confirmed cases and 37 deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to 162, according to the Health Commission of the province. The virus is weighing heavily on the world's second-biggest economy. Some airlines have halted all flights to China as a result of the outbreak, including British Airways and several Asian carriers, while Air Canada is only cancelling select flights to China. (more...)
Plane Carrying 201 Americans Fleeing Coronavirus Outbreak in China Lands in Calif. Plane Carrying 201 Americans Fleeing Coronavirus Outbreak in China Lands in Calif.
- January 30, 2020

The flight suspensions came as some countries began airlifts of their nationals trapped in Wuhan, the quarantined Chinese city of 11 million people at the centre of the epidemic . Australia plans to house any citizens evacuated on an island normally used to detain asylum seekers. The World Health Organization, which initially downplayed the severity of a disease that has now killed 170 nationwide, warned all governments to be "on alert" as it weighed whether to declare a global health ... (more...)
Face Masks: What Doctors Say About Their Role In Containing Coronavirus Face Masks: What Doctors Say About Their Role In Containing Coronavirus
- January 30, 2020

These respirators are created to suit tightly around the nostril and mouth, and, when mature properly, block out now not now not up to 95% of tiny airborne particles, in line with the CDC . While everyone is anxious about the coronavirus, people are forgetting about the common flu, which is active and spreading in the United States. Sexton says carrying a surgical masks is a ravishing recommendation whenever you luxuriate in a respiratory illness and desire to scrutinize the doctor. (more...)
Jet lands in United States with Americans from China outbreak zone
- January 30, 2020

The plane landed Tuesday night in Anchorage. She described the scene as "a moving and uplifting experience". The whole plane erupted into cheers when the crew welcomed them back to the United States, " Zink said. China has shut down transportation from some of the affected areas, essentially quarantining millions of people - but experts have said those actions might not be enough to stop the spread of the virus. (more...)
Scientists hail game changer as version of coronavirus grown in laboratory Scientists hail game changer as version of coronavirus grown in laboratory
- January 30, 2020

The researchers said that they hope their new discovery may help efforts to diagnose and treat the virus, which has taken the lives of 132 people in China and infected almost 6,000 others. Australia is among the countries where the virus has been confirmed in patients. No deaths have been reported outside China. "We are very pleased at how it has come together and are glad we were able to respond quickly, which we will continue to do so". (more...)
Beer searches spike due to virus Beer searches spike due to virus
- January 30, 2020

A growth in comparable search phrases was first observed by Indy100 on Friday. Cambodia and Denmark topped the list of places that saw a surge in searches for " Corona beer virus", the data shows. The coronavirus is so-named because of its spiky, crown-like shape. In Latin, corōna means crown, and fashionable romance languages observe go well with: in Spanish, corona means crown, and Corona beer originated in Mexico. (more...)
Newark airport will soon begin screening passengers from China for Coronavirus — CDC Newark airport will soon begin screening passengers from China for Coronavirus — CDC
- January 30, 2020

About three dozen U.S. diplomats and their families are expected to be on board, a USA official with knowledge of the matter told CNN. "The Department of State has the lead for the safe and expedient ordered departure of USA citizens". The European Commission said it was sending two aircraft to evacuate European Union citizens out of Wuhan, according to a statement Tuesday. The disease is spreading rapidly and is now found in 18 other countries. (more...)
Southern Nevada resident being tested for coronavirus
- January 30, 2020

In Clinton County, there are no reported cases or persons under investigation for Novel Coronavirus . The state Health Department has set up a website with information as well. "Americans should know that this is a potentially very serious public health threat, but, at this point, Americans should not worry for their own safety", Azar said. (more...)
"Mental Health: Every Action Counts", Wednesday is Bell Let's Talk Day
- January 30, 2020

Bell is launching its 10th annual Bell Let's Talk Day on January 29. While much of the day is focused towards talking about mental health, a topic that is often swept under the rug, there's also plenty of ways you can help raise money towards the cause. (more...)

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