Health


First Death From Wuhan Coronavirus Outside China Reported in Philippines
- February 02, 2020

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health confirmed Saturday the first case of the coronavirus in the state. A man reported Saturday to be the first person diagnosed with the coronavirus in MA was identified by officials as a student at UMass Boston. (more...)
Boston Man Has Coronavirus, Mass. Health Officials Confirm Boston Man Has Coronavirus, Mass. Health Officials Confirm
- February 02, 2020

Wuhan is the epicenter of the virus that has triggered a global warning from the World Health Organization and a public health emergency here in the US. Sarah Cody. The risk to the general public remains low. "And we are still confident we're in a fantastic position to react to this growing situation". (more...)
Coronavirus 'domestic outbreak' warning as China slams USA travel ban Coronavirus 'domestic outbreak' warning as China slams USA travel ban
- February 02, 2020

Majority have been in people who had recently travelled to or were visiting from China's central Hubei province, the epicentre of the outbreak. "All of us really want to stay here and make sure we're all medically clear and the public safe", said McCoy, a theme park designer who lives in China . (more...)
U.S. sanctions AEOI to punish Iran U.S. sanctions AEOI to punish Iran
- February 02, 2020

Under Salehi's leadership, Iran was deemed by the IAEA to be complying with all of the JCPOA's requirements as recently as past year, even as the USA argued otherwise. The special representative said the Iranian people know that the blame for the trouble they face getting medical supplies rests with the Iranian government, and not with the USA sanctions. (more...)
Boston man 8th confirmed case of coronavirus in US
- February 01, 2020

The man sought medical attention soon after his return to the U.S., the release said, adding that he had been isolated since seeking medical help. According to a Saturday press release from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), the man is in his 20s and resides in Boston. (more...)
Ban on China may be too much, says health expert
- February 01, 2020

The evacuees went into a two-week quarantine. Other global airlines have also suspended service to mainland China or announced plans to do so, including Air France, British Airways, Indonesia's Lion Air, KLM, Lufthansa, Qantas, and Scandinavian Airlines. (more...)
Governor DeWine Warns Ohioans About A Virus More Deadly Than Coronavirus Governor DeWine Warns Ohioans About A Virus More Deadly Than Coronavirus
- February 01, 2020

Health experts say that the severity of the illness will most likely be far less, which is still significant. A person to have possibly been infected with the Wuhan coronavirus has been cleared by health officials in Porter County. The Yale Model United Nations conference that draws high school students from around the world was shut down a day early over concerns about the coronavirus after the student from China fell ill with what is apparently the flu . (more...)
New Medicaid plan a potentially tricky trade-off for states New Medicaid plan a potentially tricky trade-off for states
- February 01, 2020

Under current law, the federal government provides an open-ended match for state spending on Medicaid programs. One reason the program is so pricey is the vast number of people it covers: more than 71 million as of October, or roughly one of every five Americans. (more...)
United States bans travel from China by foreign nationals amid coronavirus spread
- February 01, 2020

The evacuees went into a two-week quarantine. Indonesia was sending a plane. The death toll in China's virus outbreak rose to 259 on Saturday and Beijing criticized Washington's tightening of travel controls to bar most foreign nationals who visited the country within the past two weeks. (more...)
Two coronavirus cases confirmed in UK Two coronavirus cases confirmed in UK
- February 01, 2020

Staff, other patients and the general public would not be at risk, he said and health officials were tracing those who had been in close contact with the pair. The new coronavirus has killed at least 213 people in China, with almost 10,000 infected. Whitty said he would not reveal where in England the infection had occurred, to protect patient confidentiality. (more...)
USA escalates virus response with entry limits, cuts in flights
- February 01, 2020

Sweeping new restrictions will also be imposed on American citizens, with those returning from the province at the disease's epicenter placed in facilities for mandatory 14-day quarantines, said Health Secretary Alex Azar. As of Friday, the virus had infected around 10,000 people around the world. Matthew L McCoy, a theme park designer who lives in China, said: "All of us really want to stay here and make sure we're all medically clear and the public safe". (more...)
American Airlines pilots sue to halt flights to China American Airlines pilots sue to halt flights to China
- February 01, 2020

Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways said passenger flights between Beijing and Nagoya, in Japan, had been temporarily suspended due to low travel demand. The reduced flights were reportedly to stay in effect until April 30. "In response to the continued drop in demand for travel to China and the US Department of State's decision to raise its China travel advisory to a Level 4, we have chose to suspend operations between our hub airport cities and Beijing, Chengdu, and Shanghai beginning ... (more...)
USA declares public health emergency over coronavirus. What's next?
- February 01, 2020

United States efforts to curb the spread of the virus by imposing limits on air travel did not sit well with Beijing. No deaths have been reported outside of China . USA health officials said they are acting now to prevent more people from becoming infected. Japan and Germany also advised against non-essential travel to China and Britain did as well, except for Hong Kong and Macao. (more...)
USA announces mandatory quarantines, entry ban over Coronavirus
- February 01, 2020

The new restrictions begin Sunday afternoon. "The issue is that we don't know the sensitivity, specificity and positive predictive value of that test when we're using it in people who aren't yet sick", she said . However, the news that the disease could spread in asymptomatic people pushed the CDC to enforce a federal quarantine, and the passengers will be kept there for 14 days, what is believed to be the extent of the virus' incubation period. (more...)
Coronavirus case confirmed in London Coronavirus case confirmed in London
- February 01, 2020

Tam, who updated members of the House of Commons health committee on the outbreak, said the risk of catching the virus in Canada remains low. Public health officials re-tested her samples using a different tests that look at different parts of the virus and switched her results from a negative to a positive case. (more...)
Two coronavirus patients in United Kingdom being given treatment
- February 01, 2020

In a statement, chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty, said: "The patients are receiving specialist NHS care, and we are using tried and tested infection control procedures to prevent further spread of the virus". The virus has already spread to 18 other countries outside China. According to the BBC , at present, 83 Brits and 27 foreign nationals are flying back to the United Kingdom from Wuhan . (more...)
CDC issues quarantine orders to prevent spread of novel coronavirus
- February 01, 2020

Health officials say they do not pose a risk to personnel on base. In addition, starting on Sunday U.S. citizens who have traveled within the past two weeks to China's Hubei Province - epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic - will be subject to a mandatory quarantine of 14 days: the incubation period of the virus, officials said. (more...)
Coronavirus scare: India to evacuate 366 from Wuhan Coronavirus scare: India to evacuate 366 from Wuhan
- February 01, 2020

While the ITBP facility was set up near Chhawla Camp in New Delhi for the quarantine of approximately 600 people and the Indian Army has created a quarantine facility near Manesar, where 300 people will be monitored for a duration of at least two weeks for signs of coronavirus. (more...)
Woman in 20s is country's 4th coronavirus case Woman in 20s is country's 4th coronavirus case
- February 01, 2020

A Toronto hospital says a man with novel coronavirus who was being treated there has now been discharged and is recovering at home. Health officials had said that the man in his 50s had also recently travelled to China. - the third case in Ontario and just the fourth in the country. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre says in a statement today that the man's health has improved over the past week to the point where he no longer requires in-patient care. (more...)
China battles coronavirus outbreak: All the latest updates
- February 01, 2020

There are about 4 million Chinese Americans living in the USA, so "please do not assume that just because someone is of Asian descent that they have this new coronavirus ". A virus transmitted by bats to camels played the same role in the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak in 2012 that killed 858 as of past year and affected more than 27 countries. (more...)

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