Why the Coronavirus Seems to Hit Men Harder Than Women
Women mount stronger immune responses to infection, scientists say. And in China, men smoke in much greater numbers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: your-feed-science Estrogen Testosterone Immune System Women and Girls SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Mice Epidemics Viruses MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) Deaths (Fatalities) Medicine and Source Type: news

Cruise Passenger Whose Coronavirus Infection Went Undetected Shows It May Not Be Possible to Stop the Outbreak From Spreading
Just the rumor that there could be coronavirus aboard the Westerdam led five ports to deny the luxury cruise ship entry earlier this month. When Cambodia finally agreed to let the vessel dock at Sihanoukville on Feb. 13, the Holland America cruise line and public health officials took precautions to determine if anyone on board was infected with the deadly disease. The ship had already been at sea for 12 days, toward the end of what experts believe to be the incubation period for the COVID-19 virus, and no one aboard had been to China in the previous two weeks. All passengers and crew had their temperatures taken. Upon dis...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Travel Source Type: news

To Prevent Next Coronavirus, Stop the Wildlife Trade, Conservationists Say
Conservationists see a persistent threat of epidemics so long as tens of millions of animals are traded in Southeast Asia. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Nuwer Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Animals Conservation of Resources Poaching (Wildlife) SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Biodiversity Meat Epidemics Pangolins Black Markets Viruses MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) EcoHealth Al Source Type: news

Chinese study finds Covid-19 virus to be more contagious than SARS or MERS
A comprehensive study of more than 72,000 confirmed and suspected cases of the novel coronavirus by Chinese scientists has revealed new information about the deadly infection which has brought much of the country to a halt. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gilead drug prevents type of coronavirus in monkeys; raises hope for China trials
An experimental Gilead Sciences antiviral drug prevented disease and reduced the severity of symptoms in monkeys infected with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), an infection closely related to the fast-spreading coronavirus that originated in China, a study published on Thursday found. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Remdesivir prevents MERS coronavirus disease in monkeys
Results support testing antiviral against 2019 novel coronavirus. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 13, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Remdesivir prevents MERS coronavirus disease in monkeys
The experimental antiviral remdesivir successfully prevented disease in rhesus macaques infected with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), according to a new study from National Institutes of Health scientists. Remdesivir prevented disease when administered before infection and improved the condition of macaques when given after the animals already were infected. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Remdesivir prevents MERS coronavirus disease in monkeys
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) The experimental antiviral remdesivir successfully prevented disease in rhesus macaques infected with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), according to a new study from National Institutes of Health scientists. Remdesivir prevented disease when administered before infection and improved the condition of macaques when given after the animals already were infected. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Most coronavirus cases are mild, complicating the response
SARS and MERS killed a much higher percentage of their victims. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Operational Readiness Checklist for COVID-19: Interim Version
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 2/12/2020. The main aim of this 17-page checklist is to ensure that countries are ready at the local and national levels to detect sick people, test samples of those suspected of COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus), manage patients adequately, maximize infection control, and maintain open communication with the public. The tool was developed with other coronaviruses, such as SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV, in mind and in consultation with Member States. This information will help national authorities to identify main gaps, perform risk assessments, and plan co...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What ’s in a Name? Why WHO’s Formal Name for the New Coronavirus Disease Matters
On Tuesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an official name for the new coronavirus disease: COVID-19 — making sure not to reference Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the virus originated. COVID-19 stands for Corona Virus Disease 19. “Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatizing,” said Director-General of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “It also gives us a standard format to use for any future coronavirus outbreaks.” The WHO referenced guidelines set in 2015 that ensure the name does not refer to a geographical location, ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime Source Type: news

Indonesia Has No Reported Coronavirus Cases. Is That the Whole Picture?
Experts find it astonishing that Indonesia has yet to announce a case despite hosting some 5,000 Chinese tourists a day in Bali before halting flights last week. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard C. Paddock and Dera Menra Sijabat Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Travel and Vacations Politics and Government Epidemics Viruses Hospitals MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) World Health Organization Bali (Indonesia) Far East, South and Southeast Asia and Pacific Areas Source Type: news

It ’s Not Too Late to Prepare for COVID-19
By Dr. Lisa Stone, Epidemiology Adviser ; Robert Salerno, Director, Global Health Security Publio Gonzalez, a biologist with the Gorgas Institute, holds a bat in Meteti, Panama, June 6, 2018, as part an Emerging Infectious Diseases Training Event (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dustin Mullen).February 11, 2020A disease spillover event, when a virus moves from animal to human hosts, can cause significant human illness. The coronavirus (COVID-19) seems to have spilled over sometime in late 2019, at a wildlife market in Wuhan, China, leading to more than 40,000 confirmed cases and at least 910 reported deaths&nbs...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Infectious Diseases Global Health Security Source Type: news

Scientists Compare Novel Coronavirus with SARS and MERS Viruses
Researchers find 380 amino acid substitutions between 2019-nCoV and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)-related coronaviruses. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 11, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Pangolins Are Suspected as a Potential Coronavirus Host
The world ’s most trafficked mammal may be involved in the Wuhan outbreak, but the evidence is far from clear. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Gorman Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Pangolins MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) bioRxiv Baylor College of Medicine EcoHealth Alliance Texas A & m University Xinhua Wuhan (China) your-feed-science Source Type: news

Killer coronavirus can live on doorknobs, bus handrails and protective gear for NINE DAYS
A team of experts at Ruhr University Bochum and the University of Greifswald in Germany analysed 22 studies on the survival of viruses such as SARS and MERS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus outbreak raises question: Why are bat viruses so deadly?
It's no coincidence that some of the worst viral disease outbreaks in recent years - SARS, MERS, Ebola, Marburg and likely the newly arrived 2019-nCoV virus - originated in bats. A new University of California, Berkeley, study finds that bats' fierce immune response to viruses could drive viruses to replicate faster, so that when they jump to mammals with average immune systems, such as humans, the viruses wreak deadly havoc. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

New Report on 138 Coronavirus Cases Reveals Disturbing Details
A highly contagious patient, virus transmission inside a hospital and unexpected turns for the worse have emerged as part of the epidemic in China. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 8, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Denise Grady Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Wuhan (China) Epidemics Hospitals SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) Viruses Journal of the American Medical Assn super-spreaders your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Outbreak Should Bring Out the Best in Humanity
Pandemics are perversely democratic. They’re nasty, lethal and sneaky, but they don’t discriminate. No matter your age, ethnicity, religion, gender, or nation, you’re a part of the pathogenic constituency. That shared vulnerability, and the resulting human collectivism—a universal response to a universal threat—is newly and vividly evident in the face of the now-global outbreak of the novel coronavirus known as 2019-nCoV. As of writing, there have been over 30,000 diagnosed cases and over 630 related deaths. A virus that emerged in a single city, Wuhan, China—indeed, in a single crowded ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV Infectious Disease Source Type: news

New Report on 138 Coronavirus Cases Reveals Disturbing Details
A highly contagious patient, virus transmission inside a hospital and unexpected turns for the worse have emerged as part of the epidemic in China. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 8, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Denise Grady Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Wuhan (China) super-spreaders Hospitals SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) Viruses Journal of the American Medical Assn your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

New Human Coronavirus Closely Related to Bat-Derived Coronaviruses New Human Coronavirus Closely Related to Bat-Derived Coronaviruses
The new human coronavirus responsible for the current outbreak is closely related to two bat-derived coronaviruses and distinct from the coronaviruses responsible for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Why the New Coronavirus (Mostly) Spares Children
So far, very few young children seem to be falling ill. The pattern was seen in outbreaks of SARS and MERS, too. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Epidemics MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) Children and Childhood Deaths (Fatalities) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention China Source Type: news

Red Book 2018: Chapter: Coronaviruses, Including SARS and MERS
Source: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Published: 2/5/2020. This chapter from Red Book 2018 provides information about coronaviruses, including severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). It discusses clinical manifestations, etiology, epidemiology, diagnostic tests, treatment, isolation of the hospitalized patient, and control measures, and provides images. Information about 2019-nCoV was added in February 2020. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Past Outbreaks Provide a Roadmap for U.S. Government Response to Coronavirus Threat
While the threat of the new coronavirus in the United States remains limited, a network of U.S. government agencies are already furiously ramping up efforts to contain the disease, should an outbreak occur. “We are working to keep the risk low,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, who is leading the federal government’s response, at a press conference Friday. So far, the overwhelming number of new cases of the virus, which originated in Wuhan, China, remain in China. There are only 11 confirmed cases in the U.S. The good news, some officials and infectious disease experts tell TIME, is t...
Source: TIME: Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Global Solidarity, Collaboration and Urgent Action Needed to Defeat the New Coronavirus Outbreak
Once in a very rare while, a single, serious challenge consumes the attention of the entire world. We are living through one such period today as countries and communities come together to end the new coronavirus outbreak. This virus, provisionally known as the “2019-novel coronavirus,” has, as of 3 February 2020, spread to 24 countries, with over 17,000 people being infected to date, 99% of them in China. The limited numbers of cases elsewhere around the world – just 153 so far – show that efforts to contain the virus in China are curbing its global spread, alongside the detection and clinical care...
Source: TIME: Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Tags: Uncategorized health ideas Source Type: news

Why We Are So Ill-Prepared for A Possible Pandemic Like Coronavirus
We were surprised in 2002 when a new coronavirus called SARS emerged from southern China and spread to 17 countries, causing more than 8,000 disease cases and nearly 800 deaths. We were surprised in 2009 when a new H1N1 influenza strain emerged in Mexico and caused worldwide panic. We were surprised in 2014 when Ebola virus broke out in three West African countries, with nearly 30,000 cases and more than 11,000 deaths. And here we are now, facing the 2019-nCoV coronavirus outbreak, on the verge of becoming a worldwide pandemic, wthin China reporting over 20,000 cases and nearly 500 deaths. Three years ago in a book, Deadl...
Source: TIME: Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael T. Osterholm and Mark Olshaker Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV health ideas Source Type: news

A Bigger Impact in a Smaller World: The China Situation
People wear face masks in the waiting area at China's Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport. Credit: UN News/Jing ZhangBy Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Feb 3 2020 (IPS) We are now living in a hyper communicative world where news does travel faster than lightning. Boundaries, borders, geographical and time differences have become next to obsolete in today’s speed driven world. At any point in time people, news and local occurrences can influence internationally without much local isolation. Along with the advantages of technology, communications and connections world is also facing new challenges that are proportionally evolv...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Asia-Pacific Economy & Trade Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Population TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Wuhan Coronavirus Looks Increasingly Like a Pandemic, Experts Say
Rapidly rising caseloads alarm researchers, who fear the virus may make its way across the globe. But scientists cannot yet predict how many deaths may result. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald G. McNeil Jr. Tags: Epidemics SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) Viruses Influenza Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Deaths (Fatalities) United States Politics and Government World Health Organizat Source Type: news

WHO (World Health Organization) Critical Care Severe Acute Respiratory Infection Training
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 2/2020. This course, updated in February 2020, is intended for clinicians who are working in intensive care units in low- and middle-income countries, and managing adult and pediatric patients with severe forms of acute respiratory infection (SARI), including severe pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis, and septic shock. It is a hands-on practical guide to be used by health care professionals involved in critical care management during outbreaks of influenza virus (seasonal), human infection due to avian influenza virus (H5N1, H7N9), MERS-CoV, nCoV or o...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Topic Collection: Coronaviruses (e.g., SARS, MERS and COVID-19)
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS ASPR). Published: 2/2020. This Topic Collection from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange), updated in February 2020, highlights key health and medical preparedness resources for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), and COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus). These resources can help medical emergency planners and healthcare professionals learn more about managing patients experiencing illness from novel respiratory pathogen...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CT, x-ray help delineate 1st coronavirus case in U.S.
As the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) continues to spread across the globe,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: X-ray helps diagnose coronavirus in Vietnamese man Abnormal chest CT findings anchor coronavirus outbreak X-ray, CT uncover novel coronavirus-infected pneumonia Lancet study maps 2015 MERS outbreak in South Korea Chest CT details characteristics of MERS virus infection (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 31, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

WHO Declares Coronavirus a Public Health Emergency, Highlights Need to Support Countries ‘Weaker Health Systems’
Colorised scanning electron micrograph of MERS virus particles (yellow) both budding and attached to the surface of infected VERO E6 cells (blue). Credit: NIAIDBy Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Jan 31 2020 (IPS) Weeks into widespread panic about the “Coronavirus” that has so far killed at least 170 people in China, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday declared it a public health emergency. As of Friday, the disease had spread to all the regions in Mainland China, with more than 7,500 cases in the country alone, according to the BBC.  In a statement, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebrey...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Asia-Pacific Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Coronavirus World Health Organization (WHO) Source Type: news

Coronavirus Doesn't Have to Scare You or Your Kids, Psychologists Say
FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2020 -- Coronavirus is all over the news, and people are talking about the latest outbreak that started in China and appears to be rapidly spreading to other countries. It's happened before. Ebola. MERS. SARS. All are dangerous... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – United Arab Emirates
On 9 and 13 January 2020, the National IHR Focal Point of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported an additional two (2) laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) to WHO. The link below provides details of the 2 reported cases: (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Coronavirus: what other public health emergencies has the WHO declared?
Five previous emergencies declared since 2009 with some still activeThe Wuhan coronavirus is just the latest disease that the World Health Organization (WHO) has labelled as a “public health emergency of international concern” (PHEIC). In the past 10 years there have been five other such announcements, covering four diseases.However, the Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (Mers) coronavirus, first identified in 2012, and the yellow fever outbreak in Angola that emerged in late 2015 are not among them,despite emergency committees convening.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science UK news China Medical research World news Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Microbiology Source Type: news

A Timeline of How the Wuhan Coronavirus Has Spread —And How the World Has Reacted
A new virus has emerged from central China, infecting thousands with severe respiratory illness and killing dozens. Health officials, doctors and researchers are scrambling to contain the outbreak. As of publication, there are over 8,200 confirmed cases globally, and over 170 deaths attributed to the infection, the vast majority in China. Zoom into and hover over the maps below for details on those confirmed cases. ( function() { var func = function() { var iframe = document.getElementById('wpcom-iframe-40912b510be4a8082d91a09078e8890d') if ( iframe ) { iframe.onload = function() { iframe.cont...
Source: TIME: Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lon Tweeten, Emily Barone and Elijah Wolfson Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV Source Type: news

How Long Will the Coronavirus Outbreak Last? Experts Are Scrambling to Find Out
As a novel coronavirus known as 2019-nCoV continues to spread throughout China and to countries across the world, the big question is: How long will the outbreak last—and how bad will it get? While some doctors have made predictions and outbreaks of similar coronaviruses like severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) provide clues, the short, if unsatisfying, answer is that no one is exactly sure. “There is no scientist nor sage on the planet that will tell you when the peak of this epidemic will occur,” said Dr. Michael Ryan, executive director of the World Heal...
Source: TIME: Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV Infectious Disease Source Type: news

As Coronavirus Explodes in China, Countries Struggle to Control Its Spread
The time to prevent more epidemics is now, and countries are trying to seize the moment. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - January 30, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Denise Grady Tags: Epidemics Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) Viruses Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases World Health Organiza Source Type: news

Viral Outbreaks Are Here to Stay. This is How Humans Will Fight Back
The year of the rat is off to an ominous start. “We just stay home and don’t go out,” says Mr. Dong. The 33-year-old researcher, who provided only one name, has no other options. He, his wife and their 3-month-old daughter live in Wuhan, the epicenter of an unfolding global health crisis. They’re treating the forced time at home as a holiday, though he says, “this is different than any of them before.” Families like his huddle in their homes, fearful that if they venture out, they will get sick. Since the first cases of a previously unknown pneumonia-like illness emerged in December, Wuh...
Source: TIME: Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park and Charlie Campbell Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

As Coronavirus Explodes in China, Countries Struggle to Control Its Spread
The time to prevent more epidemics is now, and countries are trying to seize the moment. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - January 30, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Denise Grady Tags: Epidemics Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) Viruses Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases World Health Organiza Source Type: news

Researchers Are Racing to Make a Coronavirus Vaccine. Will It Help?
New technology and better coordination have sped up development. But a coronavirus vaccine is still months — and most likely years — away. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Knvul Sheikh and Katie Thomas Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Epidemics SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) Zika Virus Clinical Trials Moderna Therapeutics Johnson & University of Queensland Inovio Source Type: news

Americans Trapped in Wuhan Aren ’t Angry at the Chinese Government. They’re Angry at Their Own
When Justin Steece ventures out of his apartment in Wuhan, his primary worry isn’t getting sick. He’s more concerned that he might bring the deadly pneumonia-like virus circulating the city back home to his wife and newborn baby. But with supplies of infant formula getting low, Steece doesn’t have much of a choice. “He’s a very chill kid and doesn’t cry much unless he’s hungry,” Steece, 26, from Lake George, Minn., who works as a teacher in Wuhan, tells TIME. “My biggest fear is that I’ll go out and accidentally transmit the disease to my family.” At 3 a.m. ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell / Shanghai Tags: Uncategorized China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

How Do Bats Live With So Many Viruses?
They are considered the probable source of the coronavirus outbreak spreading from China. It turns out that they may have an immune system that lets them coexist with many disease-causing viruses. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Gorman Tags: Bats Viruses Epidemics Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Marburg Virus Nipah Virus Hendra Virus SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) Immune System Cell Host and Microbe (Journal) EcoHealth Alliance Source Type: news

A new treatment strategy against MERS
(Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin) First identified in 2012, the MERS-coronavirus is capable of causing severe pneumonia. There are no effective treatments for MERS. Researchers from the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) at Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin identified a cellular recycling process known as autophagy as a potential target in the fight against MERS. Autophagy-inducing substances - including licensed drugs - were shown to be capable of reducing the viral replication rate (Nature Communications). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

2019 Novel Coronavirus Toolkit
Source: Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Published: 1/29/2020. This 26-page document is a compilation of resources to support a healthcare organization ’s planning for high consequence infectious diseases (HCIDs) requiring airborne isolation plus contact isolation plus eye protection for healthcare workers and other staff who encounter the patient. Pathogens that fall in to this category include Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), Severe Acu te Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), and the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The resources will enhance the ability to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

New Cases in Arizona and California Push U.S. Number of China Virus to 5
(LOS ANGELES) — The U.S. has five confirmed cases of the new virus from China, all among people who traveled to the city at the center of the outbreak, health officials said Sunday. Two new cases were reported Sunday — one in Los Angeles County in California and the other in Maricopa County, Arizona. The latter case was someone with ties to Arizona State University who did not live in school housing, state health officials said. The three previously reported cases were a patient in Orange County, California; a man in his 30s in Washington state; and a woman in her 60s from Chicago. The virus can cause fever, c...
Source: TIME: Health - January 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized California onetime Virus Source Type: news