Health


13th presumptive case of coronavirus confirmed in BC 13th presumptive case of coronavirus confirmed in BC
- March 05, 2020

More than 51,000 of the confirmed cases have fully recovered from the disease. "While the risk of spread of COVID-19 within British Columbia remains low at this time, we continue widespread testing by screening British Columbians and travellers with symptoms, along with their close contacts, to identify cases of COVID-19 early". (more...)
China reports dwindling new cases, pivots to control risk from overseas China reports dwindling new cases, pivots to control risk from overseas
- March 05, 2020

At a media briefing, World Health Organization director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that China reported the lowest number of cases this week since 22nd January. India too can scarcely afford to be complacent; while the number of reported cases in the country is still low, it will take very little for that situation to change if the experiences of South Korea, Iran and Italy are any indication.The responsibility of the comity of nations is total as a health emergency plagues more ... (more...)
COVID-19 slower than flu but more risky COVID-19 slower than flu but more risky
- March 05, 2020

Political commitment is needed in every country, Tedros said, calling for mobilizing the whole of government before cases even arrive and keeping aggressive when cases arrive. More information will be shared tomorrow through Mendocino County's Press Conference on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). In the affected areas, schools and universities have been closed and public events canceled; Italian officials are considering extending those shutdowns nationwide. (more...)
US virus death toll rises to 11 with first California victim US virus death toll rises to 11 with first California victim
- March 05, 2020

The person was hospitalized at Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center on February 27. Ten others have died in Washington state, bringing the total number of deaths in the U.S. In all, more than 94,000 people have contracted the virus worldwide, according to the World Health Organization, with more than 3,200 deaths. The move comes after Los Angeles County confirmed six new cases of the coronavirus and seven overall, according to Dr. (more...)
Deal reached on bipartisan $8.3B bill to battle coronavirus Deal reached on bipartisan $8.3B bill to battle coronavirus
- March 05, 2020

Richard Shelby, R-Ala., chairman of the Appropriations Committee. It would provide more than $2 billion to help federal, state, and local governments prepare for and respond to the coronavirus threat, including $300 million for the Centers for Disease Control's rapid response fund. (more...)
Coronavirus cases top 90,000 worldwide: World Health Organization chief Coronavirus cases top 90,000 worldwide: World Health Organization chief
- March 05, 2020

Tedros said he understood why people were rushing to stock up. 80% of the latter are concentrated in only three countries: Italy , South Korean and Iran , now challenged by a lack of protective equipment for medical personnel. "COVID-19 does not transmit as efficiently as influenza, from the data we have so far", Tedros said. But, there are several essential differences between COVID-19 and flu. (more...)
Dow closes almost 800 points lower despite surprise Fed rate cut Dow closes almost 800 points lower despite surprise Fed rate cut
- March 05, 2020

On Wednesday in Asia, the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.6% to 3,011.67 while the Nikkei 225 in Tokyo added 0.1% to 21,100.06. Analysts say investors believe there are limitations to what the Fed and other central banks can do to mitigate the effects of the crisis. (more...)
COVID-19: China toll touches 2981; around 50K recover COVID-19: China toll touches 2981; around 50K recover
- March 05, 2020

In the past day, 38 fatalities and 119 new cases were registered in China. "We scrutinised this facts and we believe that this decline is true", she mentioned, including that the remarkable steps undertaken in China - including the unparalleled lockdown of much more than 60 million folks - experienced a significant job in altering the direction of the outbreak. (more...)
Washington state reports 7th coronavirus death Washington state reports 7th coronavirus death
- March 04, 2020

Most cases have been mild. The nursing home outbreak apparently seeded the first case in North Carolina, authorities said. The nursing care facility Life Care Center of Kirkland has faced 5 deaths to the virus. "I am optimistic, but I want to remain humble", said Dr. Anne Schuchat of the CDC. Forty-eight of the cases involve people who were repatriated to America from the Diamond Princess cruise ship or on government-chartered flights from Wuhan. (more...)
California resident is now third presumptive Coronavirus case in Florida California resident is now third presumptive Coronavirus case in Florida
- March 04, 2020

She was also traveling back. "With that said, we do anticipate that more will test positive". The governor said that, to date, there are two confirmed cases of coronavirus in Florida: a man in his 60s in Manatee County and a woman in her 20s from Hillsborough County. (more...)
Thirteenth case of coronavirus confirmed in NSW Thirteenth case of coronavirus confirmed in NSW
- March 04, 2020

The woman has since tested positive to coronavirus , making her the ninth case in Victoria. This will come after The Daily Telegraph claimed yesterday that authorities ended up involved a Sydney man, understood to be a health care employee, could come to be the initially person to agreement the condition by means of human being-to-particular person transmission. (more...)
Second coronavirus case in east of Ireland Second coronavirus case in east of Ireland
- March 04, 2020

A second case of the coronavirus has been confirmed in the east of Ireland. . His department, in an update, said: "There has been an increase in the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Italy". The general public is advised to follow advice from the HSE and the Health Protection Surveillance Centre to protect their health. The Department of Health says it doesn't think there's any more cases of the Coronavirus in the Republic of Ireland other than the two identified. (more...)
Ontario reports two new coronavirus cases, bringing province's total to 20 Ontario reports two new coronavirus cases, bringing province's total to 20
- March 04, 2020

It's not too early for community leaders to start preparing for more cases worldwide. Most have doubts that the numbers being released by Iranian authorities -hovering around 2,300 cases Tuesday -are accurate, he added. Four people have recovered and the others are in isolation at home. Officials in B.C. are asking travellers from China and Iran to isolate themselves for 14 days when they return home to Canada as the province expanded its advice on Tuesday to help prevent transmission of ... (more...)
Global coronavirus death toll rises over 3,203 Global coronavirus death toll rises over 3,203
- March 04, 2020

But cases are mounting overseas, including in neighboring South Korea and Japan. Mainland China had 125 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections on March 2, the National Health Commission said on March 3, down from 202 cases a day earlier and the lowest since the authority started publishing nationwide data in January. (more...)
US Health Agency Investigates Manufacturing Defect in Coronavirus Testing Kits US Health Agency Investigates Manufacturing Defect in Coronavirus Testing Kits
- March 04, 2020

Anthony Fauci of the National Institute on Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health were being grilled, as well as Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. The United States bungled its coronavirus testing as it has been slow in an attempt to develop reliable diagnostic tests and use them widely, the journal Science reported. (more...)
Minister in Italy tests positive for coronavirus Minister in Italy tests positive for coronavirus
- March 04, 2020

Shanghai announced earlier that it would also force visitors who had recently traveled to countries with " relatively serious virus conditions " to undergo a two-week quarantine, but the city did not specify which countries it was referring to. (more...)
Global financial leaders vow 'action' to stem virus impact Global financial leaders vow 'action' to stem virus impact
- March 04, 2020

China reported on Wednesday another drop in new coronavirus cases as its attention turns to controlling the risk of infection from overseas, as clusters of the disease that originated in China appear around the world. Nearly 1,000 people have confirmed cases of coronavirus in South Korea, and at least 34 people have died. The virus has infected more than 90,000 people around the world. (more...)
Coronavirus: More South Korean services canceled, capacity slashed in Europe Coronavirus: More South Korean services canceled, capacity slashed in Europe
- March 04, 2020

Even within Germany , the group is slashing flight frequency on domestic routes between major cities. " Ryanair today notified passengers that it was reducing its short haul flight programme (mainly to and from Italy) by up to 25% for a 3 week period from Tues 17th Mar to Wednesday 8th April, in response to the Covid-19 Virus", Ryanair said in a statement. (more...)
'Coronavirus protection' masks hawked in misleading video ad on Facebook 'Coronavirus protection' masks hawked in misleading video ad on Facebook
- March 04, 2020

The Surgeon General of the United States has advised the public not to buy masks in an attempt to combat the coronavirus. The advertisement does not mention health care workers as potential customers, and it links to a site that makes clear the face masks are being marketed toward people who are not now infected. (more...)
Coronavirus cases in B.C. now up to 12 Coronavirus cases in B.C. now up to 12
- March 04, 2020

He is in isolation at home, as are the "small number of close contacts" of the man. "To further contain transmission, we also recommend suspending usual greetings such as handshakes, hugs and kisses". Henry says all cases in B.C. have been successfully managed at home and no one has been severely ill. There has also been a case in Quebec. The best precaution people can take is washing their hands and face, she said. (more...)

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