Vietnam airlines resume flights to Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau after government lifts bans
Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet Air will resume flights to Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau from Sunday, the companies said, after the Hanoi government eased restrictions over virus concerns. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coronavirus: officials seek people linked to UK cases as some airlines stop China flights – live news
Death toll rises, with almost 12,000 confirmed cases of infection in China. Follow the latest developmentsUS bars foreign nationals in China recently‘City is suffocating’: Wuhan diaryTwo in UK test positive for virusShare your stories1.00pmGMTThe UN on the coronavirus outbreak."This is the time for facts, not fear.This is the time for science, not rumors.This is the time for solidarity, not stigma.We are all in this together."@DrTedros of@who declares a public health emergency of international concern over#coronavirus.https://t.co/GmRJNvqmCNpic.twitter.com/voa5UP5Kq012.42pmGMTThe outbreak has infected more than 11,900 ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 1, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nadeem Badshah , Hannah Ellis-Petersen ( earlier) and Graham Russell (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China US news Infectious diseases Science Asia Pacific World news Source Type: news

Macau casino revenue drops 11.3 percent in January as coronavirus worries mount
Gambling revenue in the Chinese territory of Macau dropped 11.3 percent in January year-on-year, with the world's biggest casino hub a near ghost town after authorities announced a raft of measures to keep visitors away and contain a fast-spreading new coronavirus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coronavirus test negative for passenger aboard Italian cruise ship
A test carried out on Thursday on a passenger from Macau aboard a cruise ship in Italy proved she did not have the new coronavirus, an Italian health ministry spokesman said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How to protect yourself from coronavirus infection
World Health Organization recommends people take simple precautions against virus to reduce exposure and transmissionFirst death in Beijing as US issues new China travel warning – live updatesThe spread of thecoronavirus across China and to at least 10 other countries including the US, South Korea and Japan has prompted experts and health authorities to offer advice on how to reduce the chances of contracting the illness.All but four of the80 reported deaths so far have been recorded in Hubei province where the outbreak started. Experts have warned, however, that about100,000 people may already be infected– far more th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Justin McCurry Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Science Asia Pacific World news Health World Health Organization Source Type: news

China virus turns Macau into gambling ghost town
The Chinese territory of Macau has become a near-ghost town during what is typically the busiest time of year in the world's biggest casino hub, after authorities announced a raft of measures to keep visitors away and contain the new coronavirus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Wuhan Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 106 in China as CDC Confirms 5 Cases in U.S.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed five cases of a SARS-like form of coronavirus in the U.S. On Tuesday, Chinese officials announced 25 additional deaths from the infection, raising the death toll to 106. The disease, which is believed to have originated in a seafood market in the Chinese central city of Wuhan, has infected a few thousand people across China and has also spread to other countries. Chinese officials have confirmed more than 4,400 cases of the novel coronavirus nationwide and more than 2,700 cases in Hubei, the province where Wuhan is located, according to a virus tracker maint...
Source: TIME: Health - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Wuhan Coronavirus Infections Have Now Surpassed the Official Number of SARS Cases in China
Chinese officials confirmed Wednesday that the number of people infected by a new form of coronavirus in the country has reached 5,974, a total that surpasses the official cases tallied on the mainland during an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002 and 2003. SARS infected 5,237 people in mainland China, and killed almost 800 people across the world. The new SARS-like form of coronavirus has killed 132 people in China. The disease, which is believed to have originated in a seafood market in the Chinese central city of Wuhan, has also spread to other countries, including the U.S., where five cases hav...
Source: TIME: Health - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

WHO Highlights Human to Human Transmission Concerns From Wuhan Coronavirus as Death Toll Rises to 133
Chinese officials confirmed Wednesday that the number of people infected by a new form of coronavirus in the country has reached more than 6,000, a total that surpasses the official cases tallied on the mainland during an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002 and 2003. SARS infected 5,237 people in mainland China, and killed almost 800 people across the world. The new SARS-like form of coronavirus has killed 133 people in China and more than 3,500 cases have been confirmed in Hubei, the province where Wuhan is located, according to a virus tracker maintained by researchers at Johns Hopkins University...
Source: TIME: Health - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

U.S. Plans Second Evacuation Flight From Wuhan as Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 170
As China’s new coronavirus outbreak continues to grow, the State Department announced Thursday a second evacuation flight for Americans. China confirmed Thursday that the number of people infected by a new form of coronavirus in the country has increased to more than 7,700, a total that surpasses the official cases tallied on the mainland during the 2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Then, SARS infected 5,237 people in mainland China and had a global death toll of almost 800. The new SARS-like form of coronavirus has killed 170 people in China. In Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak,...
Source: TIME: Health - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Coronavirus: how to protect yourself from infection
World Health Organization recommends people take simple precautions against virus to reduce exposure and transmissionDeath toll jumps to 80 in China – latest updatesThe spread of thecoronavirus across China and to at least 10 other countries including the US, South Korea and Japan has prompted experts and health authorities to offer advice on how to reduce the chances of contracting the illness.All but four of the80 reported deaths so far have been recorded in Hubei province where the outbreak started. Experts have warned, however, that about100,000 people may already be infected– far more than the 2,700 cases reported...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Justin McCurry Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Science Asia Pacific World news Health World Health Organization Source Type: news

IHG to waive fees for China hotel stay cancellations amid viral outbreak
InternContinental Hotels Group will allow customers to change or cancel stays scheduled up to Feb. 3 across mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan at no additional cost, the company said on its official WeChat account on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The Wuhan Coronavirus Is Spreading Fast. Will Doctors Be Able to Find a Treatment Before the Outbreak Ends?
Cases of a novel pneumonia-like illness that originated in Wuhan, China in December have now been confirmed in South Korea, Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Macau—and, as of Jan. 21, the U.S. The virus’ geographic reach, as well as its newly discovered ability to spread via person-to-person contact, has health officials worried about the prospect of globals spread. As health officials scramble to learn more about the virus and is origins, researchers are simultaneously turning to the question of how to develop a vaccine or therapy that could help contain transmission worldwide—a feat that experts say is technical...
Source: TIME: Health - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease Source Type: news

Macau confirms first new coronavirus case: Xinhua
Macau confirmed on Wednesday its first case of pneumonia linked to an outbreak of a new coronavirus strain in the central mainland China city of Wuhan, China's state news agency Xinhua said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Md. biotech outlines path for blood cancer drug, including in China
Rockville biotech GlycoMimetics Inc. has entered into a license agreement worth $189 million or more with a West Coast company. The deal gives cancer therapy biopharma Apollomics Inc. of Foster City, California exclusive rights to develop and commercialize GlycoMimetics' blood cancer drug in greater China, which encompasses mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau, the company said Monday. GlycoMimetics (NASDAQ: GLYC) w ill receive $9 million in cash upfront and around $180 million in milestone… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news