Coronavirus: Japan to trial HIV retroviral drugs on patients – latest news
Campaign comes as UK prepares an evacuation flight for passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship. Follow the latest news and updates hereApple warns of iPhone shortages amid factory shutdownUK trying to contact passengers who left MV WesterdamVirus causes mild disease in four out of five patients, says WHOWhat is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?Share your experiences7.23amGMTMorning, I ’m Aamna Mohdin taking over the liveblog from Martin Farrer.Britons David Abel and his wife Sally who are on the Diamond Princess cruise ship have tested positive for COVID-19 Coronavirus. Abel, who was been po...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Aamna Mohdin (now) and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Global economy Asia Pacific Business Economics Infectious diseases Science Japan Source Type: news

Nigeria: Coronavirus - Nigeria Faces Drug Insecurity, Says NAFDAC
[This Day] Abuja -The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned that the current outbreak of the deadly coronavirus, officially named COVID-19, in China, puts the country in grave danger of drug insecurity, as most of the country's medicines are imported. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Exploring factors influencing injury severity of vehicle at-fault accidents: a comparative analysis of passenger and freight vehicles - Wang J, Lu H, Sun Z, Wang T.
The objective of this study is to find factors influencing the injury severity of vehicle at-fault accidents in Shenyang (China), and discuss the commonalities and differences between passenger and freight vehicle accidents. We analyzed 1647 traffic accide... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Comparing suicide attempters with and without mental disorders: a study of young adults in rural China - Li N, Zhang J, Wang H, Yang F.
Over 90% of suicides in the West could be diagnosed with mental disorders, while only 50-70% of Chinese suicides had mental disorders. Using data from a case-control study on suicide attempt, we aimed to compare characteristics and risk factors between sui... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rural and Agricultural Issues Source Type: news

Estimation of regional economic development indicator from transportation network analytics - Li B, Gao S, Liang Y, Kang Y, Prestby T, Gao Y, Xiao R.
With the booming  economy in China, many researches have pointed out that the improvement of regional transportation infrastructure among other factors had an important effect on economic growth. Utilizing a large-scale dataset which includes 3.5 billion e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Senior Wuhan doctor dies from coronavirus as authorities start to 'round up' patients
Officials go door to door in city of 11 million, with threat of punishment for delays in reporting symptomsCoronavirus outbreak – live updatesOne of Wuhan ’s most senior doctors has died after contracting coronavirus, as authorities began a sweeping campaign inside the city to seek out patients infected with the deadly virus.“Liu Zhiming, the director of Wuhan Wuchang hospital, died at 10.30am this morning after resuscitation efforts failed,” reported the China Central Television’s microblog.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Verna Yu in Hong Kong Tags: Global development Coronavirus outbreak China Infectious diseases Science World news Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Apple warns that coronavirus will hurt revenue
Apple, which is widely regarded as a bellwether of global supply and demand for goods, has bet big on China in recent years. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Daisuke Wakabayashi Source Type: news

China reports 1,886 new virus cases, death toll up by 98
China reported 1,886 new virus cases and 98 more deaths in its update on a disease outbreak that has caused milder illness in most people, an assessment that promoted guarded optimism from global health authorities (Source: ABC News: Health)
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China's Hubei province reports 93 new coronavirus deaths
The number of deaths in China's central Hubei province from a coronavirus outbreak rose by 93 to 1,789 as of Monday, the province's health commission said on its website on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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China reports 1,886 new virus cases, death toll up by 98
Mainland China reported 1,886 new virus cases and 98 more deaths for a total of 1,868, following a report that 80% of cases have been mild, prompting guarded optimism from health officials (Source: ABC News: Health)
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U.S. companies in China struggle to find workers as virus rages
Some factories don't have enough masks or gloves to protect employees from the potentially lethal infection. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
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Coronavirus – Strategic Questions Underlying The Outbreak
Since China is the world ’s largest supplier of APIs, the coronavirus outbreak sparked renewed fears of global supply chain disruption. To the extent that manufacturers have chosen to put all of their trust and business in one supplier, they leave themselves exposed in the event any threat occurs. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rita Numerof, Contributor Source Type: news

Online 'healers' are trying to charge up to £80 to protect people from coronavirus with magic
EXCLUSIVE: Scientists around the world say there is no effective cure for the coronavirus, which had never been encountered before this outbreak and has infected more than 70,000 people in China. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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U.S. State Dept tracks 60 U.S. citizens in Japan following coronavirus outbreak
The U.S. State Department said on Monday it is tracking the condition of 60 U.S. citizens in Japan after more than 300 Americans were repatriated from a cruise ship that had the largest cluster of coronavirus cases outside China. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Beach volleyball event in China postponed due to coronavirus
A beach volleyball tournament due to be held in Yangzhou, China has been postponed until after the Tokyo 2020 Olympics due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Shanghai doctors trying plasma infusions to treat patients with coronavirus
Doctors in Shanghai are using infusions of blood plasma from people who have recovered from the coronavirus to treat those still battling the infection, reporting some encouraging preliminary results, a Chinese professor said Monday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

More virus cases confirmed on Japan liner - as it happened
This blog is closedFollow ournew coronavirus live blog for the latest news and updates6.55pmGMTHere is quick summary of the latest coronavirus developments across the globe over the past few hours:6.20pmGMTDoctors in Shanghai are using infusions of blood plasma from people who have recovered from the coronavirus to treat those still battling the infection, with some encouraging results.A top emergency expert at the World Health Organization said that using convalescent plasma was a “very valid” approach to test, but it was important to get the timing right to maximise the boost to a patient’s immunity.It ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Murray (now), Aamna Mohdin and Alison Rourke (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Japan Hong Kong Australia news Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Russian Court Orders Woman Back to Coronavirus Quarantine After She Escapes From Hospital
(MOSCOW) — A Russian court on Monday ordered a woman who escaped from a virus quarantine to return back to the hospital she fled and stay under quarantine for at least two more days. The ruling underlined the chaotic public health approaches being taken to stop the spread of the new coronavirus from China. Alla llyina was admitted to the hospital in the northern Russian city of St. Petersburg on Feb. 6 with a sore throat and was tested for the new virus because she had returned from China five days earlier. She broke out of the hospital the next day by disabling an electronic lock in her room after finding out she wo...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DARIA LITVINOVA / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime russia Source Type: news

Chinese doctors using plasma therapy on coronavirus, WHO says 'very valid' approach
Doctors in Shanghai are using infusions of blood plasma from people who have recovered from the coronavirus to treat those still battling the infection, reporting some encouraging preliminary results, a Chinese professor said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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China approves antiviral favilavir to treat coronavirus
Regulatory officials in China announced Monday that they have approved the antiviral favilavir for use in the treatment of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: 99 more cases confirmed on cruise ship - live news
Diamond Princess evacuations begin as Japan warns outbreak ‘entering new phase’. Follow latest updatesRussian court orders woman who fled quarantine back to hospitalWhat is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?Tokyo marathon cancels mass race over coronavirus scareShare your experiences5.23pmGMTChina ’s president Xi Jinping spelled out his plan to contain the coronavirus crisis at a meeting of the core Chinese leadership today, Reuters reports.In the speech, Xi admitted there were “shortcomings” in China’s emergency response systems and said local officials would be punish...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Murray (now), Aamna Mohdin and Alison Rourke (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Japan Hong Kong Australia news Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Highlights: China's Xi recounts early role in coronavirus battle
In an internal speech at a meeting of the core Chinese leadership on Feb. 3, President Xi Jinping spelled out his plan to contain the coronavirus crisis. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Trajectories of maternal symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder predict long-term mental health of children following the Wenchuan earthquake in China: a 10-year follow-up study - Chen XY, Chen J, Shi X, Jiang M, Li Y, Zhou Y, Ran M, Lai Y, Wang T, Fan F, Liu X, Chan CLW.
BACKGROUND: Maternal psychopathology can be an important factor associated with psychological adjustment of children. However, there is limited research on long-term impacts of maternal posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on children's mental health. This... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Deep frostbite: clinical characteristics and outcomes in northeastern China - Zhao JC, Fan X, Yu JA, Zhang XH, Shi K, Hong L.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical characteristics and treatment outcomes in patients with severe frostbite in a single institution in northeastern China. METHODS: The clinical records of patients with severe frostbite of the extremities who we... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Coronavirus Epidemic Has Implications for Life Expectancy
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...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: James Liang Tags: Asia-Pacific Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

How Travelers Around the World Are Dealing With ‘Voluntary’ Home Quarantines, To Help Slow Potential Coronavirus Spread
On his return from China last week, Dr. Ian Lipkin quarantined himself in his basement. His wife now puts his food on the stairs. He’s run out of things to watch on Netflix. At odd hours, he walks in New York’s Central Park, keeping 10 feet away from others. Lipkin is among hundreds of people in the U.S. and thousands around the world who, although not sick, are living in semi-voluntary quarantine at home. With attention focused on quarantined cruise ships and evacuees housed on U.S. military bases, those in their own homes have largely escaped notice. They, too, experts say, play a crucial role in slowing th...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARLA K. JOHNSON / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 New York onetime Source Type: news

What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?
What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city, which also sold live and newly slaughtered animals.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Microbiology Asia Pacific China Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Namibia: Students Beg to Be Sent Home
[New Era] Hordes of Namibian students studying in China feel they have been abondoned by the government as they haplessly watch the evacuation of other international students from coronavirus-hit Wuhan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Among States 'Most Vulnerable' to COVID-19
[East African] Kenya, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Cambodia and Nepal are the top seven low and middle-income countries most vulnerable to direct adverse economic losses due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in China (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New virus has infected more than 71,000 people globally
A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 71,000 people globally (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Senator Tom Cotton Repeats Fringe Theory of Coronavirus Origins
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. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Stevenson Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Epidemics Cotton, Tom China Wuhan (China) Fox Broadcasting Co Bannon, Stephen K Fringe Groups and Movements Source Type: news

Factbox: Latest on coronavirus spreading in China and beyond
Here are the latest developments around the coronavirus outbreak: (Source: Reuters: Health)
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China's epidemic control is showing an improving trend: state media
Control of the coronavirus epidemic in China is showing an active and improving trend, state television quoted a meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang as saying on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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White House suddenly realizes America buys too many pharmaceuticals from China
(Natural News) In a recent announcement, White House trade advisor Peter Navarro admitted that the United States relies too heavily on communist China to produce its pharmaceutical drugs, and that that supply could dwindle due to the continued spread of novel coronavirus. With most pharmaceuticals and vitamins either made in China or made from ingredients... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Alibaba offers $2.86 billion in loans to firms hit by coronavirus outbreak
Alibaba Group Holdings said on Monday its affiliate Ant Financial's MYBank unit would offer 20 billion yuan ($2.86 billion) in loans to companies in China in light of the coronavirus outbreak, with preferential terms for Hubei firms. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China seeks help of national tech giants to track coronavirus with QR codes
China's government is enlisting the help of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Tencent Holdings Ltd to expand color-based systems for tracking individuals affected with the coronavirus nationwide. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nigeria: China's Response to Covid-19 Responsible, Decisive, Effective
[Premium Times] At the moment, the prevention and control of the COVID-19 outbreak is the top priority of the Chinese government. As President Xi Jinping stressed on February 12 at the meeting of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, the epidemic control and prevention are now at their toughest and most critical period, and the country must spare no effort to continue with key tasks against the contagion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

China may postpone annual congress because of virus
China says it may postpone its annual congress in March, its biggest political meeting of the year, because of the virus outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

China may delay key parliament, political panel meetings
China's parliament and its top political consultative body are both considering delaying annual meetings set for March, state media said on Monday, as the country battles a coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 1,700 people. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Kenya: Kenya's Ambassador to China Asks for Prayers for Kenyans in Wuhan City
[Nairobi News] Kenya's Ambassador to China, Sarah Serem, has expressed fear over the lives of Kenyan students trapped in Wuhan city where the Coronavirus infection started. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Beijing to fast-track new mask factory in virus fight
The Chinese capital of Beijing will set up a new mask factory within just six days to meet soaring demand for protective gear in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the official Xinhua news agency said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How to Stop a Disease From Crossing Borders
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ’s Division of Global Health Protection talks about the coronavirus and her organization’s efforts to keep people safe when they travel. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tariro Mzezewa Tags: Travel and Vacations Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epidemics SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Ebola Virus World Health Organization China Wuhan (China) Nancy Knight Source Type: news

Virus time crime: Hong Kong police bust toilet paper gang
Knife-wielding robbers in Hong Kong stole 50 packs of toilet paper rolls from a supermarket delivery man, police said on Monday, in a sign of the times for a city worried sick by the coronavirus outbreak across the causeway in mainland China. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

CPPCC studying possibility of postponing annual meeting: state media
The Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), China's top political consultative body, is studying whether to postpone its annual meeting, state-run CCTV reported on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Factbox: Coronavirus forces delay of trade fairs and conferences
Over two dozen large trade fairs and industry conferences in China and overseas have been postponed due to travel curbs and concerns about the spread of the 2019 coronavirus, potentially disrupting billions of dollars' worth of deals. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Coronavirus UK: Can using hand sanitiser stop you from catching the deadly virus?
CORONAVIRUS is continuing to infect people around the world, with at least 70,548 cases now reported in mainland China. So far nine people in the UK have tested positive for the virus, and experts have warned this number is set to rise. Is using hand sanitiser an effective way of killing the virus? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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New coronavirus is 'preventable and treatable': China health official
The novel coronavirus that has killed more than 1,700 people in China is "preventable and treatable", an official from the country's National Health Commission said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Virus deals new blow to Cambodian city bound to China
An influx of Chinese that some Cambodians resented for bringing noise, dust and chaos to the port of Sihanoukville, is the cause of more pain now that it has gone into reverse. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. firms in China report staff shortages, say coronavirus hitting global operations: AmCham
Nearly half of the U.S. companies in China say their global operations are already seeing an impact from business shutdowns due to the coronavirus epidemic, according to a poll by Shanghai's American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham). (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Passenger Confirmed to Have Coronavirus After Leaving Cruise Ship That Docked in Cambodia
A passenger on a cruise ship that was denied entry from several countries amid concerns about the spread of a deadly coronavirus was confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus after she and her husband disembarked when the ship was allowed to dock in Cambodia. The confirmation of an infection on the ship has raised concerns about the virus’ further spread, and authorities are scrambling to confirm if other passengers might be infected, potentially spreading the virus to countries it has not yet reached. The 83-year-old American woman, who had been on board the Holland America Line ship the Westerdam, was s...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia and Hillary Leung Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Travel Source Type: news