Vaping death toll hits 60 in the US as the outbreak swells to 2,668 illnesses

The vaping illness epidemic may be slowing two weeks after the FDA announced it will enact a ban on flavored e-cigarettes and New Jersey lawmakers inch toward their own measure.
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Authors: Wang X, Zhang X, He J Abstract On December 31, 2019, the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission announced an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), China is now at a critical period in the control of the epidemic. The Chinese Government has been taking a series of rapid, comprehensive, and effective prevention and control measures. As the pandemic has developed, a fact has become apparent: there is a serious dearth of emergency medical supplies, and especially an extreme shortage of personal protective equipment such as masks and medical protective clothing. This is one of the...
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Publication date: 18 February 2020Source: Cell Reports, Volume 30, Issue 7Author(s): Marta Giovanetti, Nuno Rodrigues Faria, José Lourenço, Jaqueline Goes de Jesus, Joilson Xavier, Ingra Morales Claro, Moritz U.G. Kraemer, Vagner Fonseca, Simon Dellicour, Julien Thézé, Flavia da Silva Salles, Tiago Gräf, Paola Paz Silveira, Valdinete Alves do Nascimento, Victor Costa de Souza, Felipe Campos de Melo Iani, Emerson Augusto Castilho-Martins, Laura Nogueira Cruz, Gabriel Wallau, Allison FabriSummaryZika virus (ZIKV) has caused an explosive epidemic linked to severe clinical outcomes in the Ameri...
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China’s top diplomat is assuring his Southeast Asian counterparts that the virus situation in a central Chinese province where the outbreak started is "under effective control.”
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New coronavirus cases in the Chinese province at the epicenter of the outbreak fell for a second straight day, but deaths rose after the World Health Organization had cautioned there was not yet enough data to know if the epidemic had slowed.
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Conclusion: The rapid spread of infection uncovered the miserable state of health care system in implementing infection control measures. The case fatality and the socio-economic burden warrant developing appropriate treatments, vaccines and diagnostics.
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Scientists have dismissed suggestions that the Chinese government was behind the outbreak, but it ’s the kind of tale that gains traction among those who see China as a threat.
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A senior doctor at a hospital in the Chinese city of Wuhan died from the novel coronavirus, the latest fatality among medical workers as they rush to save tens of thousands of patients at the epicenter of the outbreak. Liu Zhiming, the director of Wuhan Wuchang Hospital and an expert in neurosurgery, died Tuesday morning, state media CCTV reported. The fatality follows the death earlier this month of Li Wenliang, a 34-year-old doctor in Wuhan who was sanctioned for attempting to bring the virus to light. The casualties highlight the risks for health workers on the front lines. More than 1,700 medical workers have been infe...
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Early detection and rapid response are crucial to avoid severe epidemics of exotic pathogens. However, most detection methods (molecular, serological, chemical) are logistically limited for large-scale survey of outbreaks due to intrinsic sampling issues and laboratory throughput. Evaluation of 10 canines trained for detection of a severe exotic phytobacterial arboreal...
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Credit: China.orgBy James LiangBEIJING, China, Feb 17 2020 (IPS) As efforts to contain the Coronavirus epidemic enter a critical stage, it is important to remember that the costs cannot be measured purely in economic terms, as the measures taken will have implications for life expectancy across the entire nation. Analysis of historical data from various countries gives insight into the relationship between life expectancy and GDP per capita. In the first place, it is clear that countries with higher per capita incomes have longer life expectancies, owing to the ability and willingness of wealthier nations to invest in he...
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Scientists have dismissed suggestions that the Chinese government was behind the outbreak, but it ’s the kind of tale that gains traction among those who see China as a threat.
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