Health


CDC confirms the first USA coronavirus case of ‘unknown’ origin
- February 28, 2020

The development marks an escalation of the worldwide outbreak in the US because it means the virus could now spread beyond the reach of preventative measures like quarantines, though state health officials said that had been inevitable and the risk of widespread transmission remained low. (more...)
Coronavirus spreads in three continents; $5 trillion wiped off markets Coronavirus spreads in three continents; $5 trillion wiped off markets
- February 28, 2020

Share prices were on track for the worst week since the global financial crisis in 2008 as virus-related disruptions to worldwide travel and supply chains fuelled fears of recession in the United States and Europe . "We'll know more in the next few days", the spokesman said. "It's a wait-and-see situation", he said, noting that U.S. markets have seen a correction, or a 10 percent drop, but have yet to decline 20 percent, which would indicate a bear market. (more...)
Middle East, Europe and USA cases MAPPED Middle East, Europe and USA cases MAPPED
- February 28, 2020

Iran's cyberpolice on Wednesday said 24 people were arrested for rumour-mongering about the outbreak. "No country should assume it won't get cases, that would be a fatal mistake, quite literally", WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. (more...)
Governor Newsom: People Tested Positive For Coronavirus in California Governor Newsom: People Tested Positive For Coronavirus in California
- February 28, 2020

The individual was transferred to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento from another hospital on Wednesday , and doctors requested COVID-19 testing by the CDC. CDC Director Robert Redfield told Capitol Hill lawmakers Thursday that Dr. Nancy Messonnier's statement Tuesday belied the fact that risk remains low. (more...)
Hundreds in Massachusetts Self-Quarantined At Home for Coronavirus Hundreds in Massachusetts Self-Quarantined At Home for Coronavirus
- February 28, 2020

There are 231 people in this state that are in self-quarantine as a result of precautions of the Covid 19--Cornonavirus. That monitoring typically extends over a 14-day period during which the individuals monitor their health. Bharel said the state is prepared to address whatever comes to MA but would not speculate on how much the virus could spread. We've been told there are no confirmed cases of the virus in Indiana. (more...)
Hong Kong to give big cash handouts as economy reels from virus Hong Kong to give big cash handouts as economy reels from virus
- February 28, 2020

These two factors will make the tax concessions and cash handouts ineffective to boost consumption", Iris Pang, economist for Greater China at ING, told Al Jazeera. "The economy of Hong Kong should be able to recover once the epidemic is over". Furthermore, the government wants to ease economic turmoil in light of a fiscal deficit. (more...)
CDC suggests people shave facial hair to avoid contracting coronavirus CDC suggests people shave facial hair to avoid contracting coronavirus
- February 28, 2020

A total of 33 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus in California , and five have since left the state, Newsom said. The Dominican Republic turned back a cruise ship carrying 1,500 people because eight of those aboard showed potential symptoms of the Covid-19 virus. (more...)
Case of coronavirus diagnosed in Northern Ireland Case of coronavirus diagnosed in Northern Ireland
- February 28, 2020

People who may have been in close contact are being traced, but people are being told not to be alarmed amid efforts to contain Covid-19. They are now receiving treatment from specialists. It's thought they stayed at the four-star H10 Costa Adeje Palace Hotel in Tenerife, where hundreds of holidaymakers - including 160 Britons - are now being quarantined because of an outbreak of the deadly coronavirus . (more...)
Ontario's sixth patient confirmed to have coronavirus is husband to existing patient Ontario's sixth patient confirmed to have coronavirus is husband to existing patient
- February 28, 2020

Returning travellers from Iran now represent the origin of four of Canada's last five COVID-19 diagnoses, prompting federal officials to add Iran and five other countries to its travel advisory, asking anyone returning from those countries to self-monitor for symptoms and report to a local public health unit if they fall ill. (more...)
Canada prepared to monitor for community spread of COVID-19: Tam Canada prepared to monitor for community spread of COVID-19: Tam
- February 28, 2020

World stocks tumbled for the fifth day on fears of prolonged disruption to global supply chains, while safe-haven gold rose back toward seven-year highs. January 22, 2020 - Wuhan says it will "temporarily" close its airport and railway stations for departing passengers following news that the death toll from the Wuhan Coronavirus has risen to 17. (more...)
CDC director downplays claim that coronavirus spread is inevitable
- February 28, 2020

Reiterating guidance from the CDC and other health agencies, the California health department said the primary defense to keep the coronavirus from spreading includes basic steps such as washing hands with soap and water and avoiding close contact with anyone who is sick. (more...)
COVID-19 Spreads From Italy To Brazil, Greece COVID-19 Spreads From Italy To Brazil, Greece
- February 28, 2020

To date, there have been 13 cases confirmed in Canada, but no reports of transmission through communities. Evacuees from Wuhan and from the Diamond Princess cruise ship have undergone 14 days quarantine on arrival in New Zealand. The WHO says the outbreak peaked in China around Feb 2, after measures that included isolating its epicentre Hubei province. WHO stated that there was a high risk of the disease spreading to more countries around the world, hence all sections of the society - ... (more...)
Australia to close schools, cancel sports in event of coronavirus outbreak Australia to close schools, cancel sports in event of coronavirus outbreak
- February 28, 2020

Scott Morrison has urged Australians to stay calm despite initiating the government's coronavirus emergency response plan as it anticipates a global pandemic. Minister for Health Greg Hunt and Chief Medical Officer Professor Brendan Murphy provide an update on the coronavirus threat. While addressing a press conference on the fear of coronavirus, Morrison said that there has not been any community transmission in Australia. (more...)
Coronavirus patient in California was not tested for days Coronavirus patient in California was not tested for days
- February 28, 2020

But catching the disease early will require countries to invest in rapid diagnostics, said Dr. Gagandeep Kang, a microbiologist who heads the Translational Health Science And Technology Institute in India. "They are being identified and their risk for exposure is being assessed". The problem was blamed on one of three reagents used in the testing. On its website, the CDC said that the virus is "NOT now spreading in the community in the United States ". (more...)
Trump says he has received no election ‘help’ from another country Trump says he has received no election ‘help’ from another country
- February 28, 2020

During the press conference Tuesday, Trump also declined to say whether he believed USA intelligence assessments that the Kremlin is trying to interfere in the upcoming election. "I don't really know what to say to that". "They went to see Bernie and they advised Bernie about anything owning to do with they want Bernie to acquire". (more...)
Woman’s bladder ‘brewed’ alcohol in freaky condition Woman’s bladder ‘brewed’ alcohol in freaky condition
- February 27, 2020

The woman's condition was so rare that it didn't even have a name yet. Doctors describe this as a rare medical condition in which intoxicating quantities of ethanol are produced by specific types of yeast or bacteria through endogenous fermentation in the digestive system. (more...)
Virus hits more countries as health official warns world 'not ready' Virus hits more countries as health official warns world 'not ready'
- February 27, 2020

But that is not a cut-and-dry issue. In Europe, countries neighbouring Italy chose to keep their borders open despite the spread of the virus to Tuscany, Sicily and Liguria. About 13 per cent have severe symptoms, and six per cent of people are in critical condition. "While we are not able to conduct inspections in China right now, this is not hindering our efforts to monitor medical products and food safety", the Administration said in a statement. (more...)
The Italian regional governor is isolated by the coronavirus The Italian regional governor is isolated by the coronavirus
- February 27, 2020

The director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) said the sudden increase in cases in countries outside China was "deeply concerning". Italy sought to rally global support for its virus containment efforts Wednesday even as its caseload reached 447, people linked to Italy fell ill across Europe and as far away as Brazil, and the U.N.'s health agency urged a scaled-up response. (more...)
Coronavirus: Milford Primary School head self-isolates Coronavirus: Milford Primary School head self-isolates
- February 27, 2020

Initially, the school said that after taking the PHA's advice, those pupils and staff should "self-isolate for 14 days as a precautionary measure". In Middlesborough, Trinity Catholic College said: "Following a ski trip by pupils and staff from Trinity Catholic College to Northern Italy over the half-term, a small number of pupils and staff began showing mild flu-like symptoms today". (more...)
Trump's not anxious about coronavirus. But his scientists are Trump's not anxious about coronavirus. But his scientists are
- February 27, 2020

Democrats on Wednesday unveiled an $8.5bn request to prepare for an outbreak. "We got the email and that's when we all started panicking because we all wanted to make sure we leave the country and leave Europe", said Barrera. 'The stock market the day after went up like a rocket ship, ' he said. Trump has been increasingly concerned by the drop in the stock market, which he considers a key barometer of the health of the economy and essential to his re-election prospects. (more...)

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