Coronavirus: WHO steps back from declaring public health emergency
International body to meet again on Thursday to discuss ‘evolving and complex situation’ as China reports 17 deathsVisual guide: where has coronavirus spread?Have you encountered any precautionary measures?The World Health Organization has stepped back from declaring the growing viral pneumonia outbreak in China to be a public health emergency of international concern, saying its expert committee would meet again on Thursday to discuss more evidence from its teams on the ground.“This is an evolving and complex situation,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the WHO. “To...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China World Health Organization Asia Pacific Science Society World news Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Deep learning of x-rays helps predict pulmonary blood flow
A deep-learning algorithm that analyzed chest x-rays was able to predict pulmonary...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Deep-learning algorithm bolsters lung cancer detection AI may help improve sensitivity of ED chest x-ray reads AI model could speed up pneumonia diagnosis in ED AI detects pulmonary nodules on chest x-rays Are studies on AI for tuberculosis really valid? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 22, 2020 Category: Radiology 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

South Africa: Health Implements Plan to Contain CRE Outbreak
[SAnews.gov.za] The Gauteng Health Department and Tembisa Hospital management is currently implementing an operational plan to address the carbapenem-resistant (CRE) Klebsiella pneumonia outbreak that has resulted in the death of 10 babies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

As families tell of pneumonia-like deaths in Wuhan, some wonder if China virus count is too low
China’s government does not have a good record of openness with health scandals. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anna Fifield Source Type: news

Researchers trace Coronavirus outbreak in China to snakes
(Wiley) Emerging viral infections -- from bird flu to Ebola to Zika infections -- pose major threats to global public health, and understanding their origins can help investigators design defensive strategies against future outbreaks. A new study published in the Journal of Medical Virology provides important insights on the potential origins of the most recent outbreak of viral pneumonia in China, which started in the middle of December and now is spreading to Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, and Japan. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa: Why the Coronavirus Should Worry Us All
[IPS] Abuja -The coronavirus outbreak -- which began in Wuhan, China, and causes a pneumonia-like illness -- is raging across Asia, infecting close to 300 people and killing four. It was initially known to be transmitted from animals to human, and was just confirmed to be transmitted from human to human. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2020 Category: African Health 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

First U.S. Case of China Coronavirus Diagnosed
The male patient in Washington state was hospitalized with pneumonia last week and had recently traveled to Wuhan, a city of 11 million people in China where the outbreak is thought to have begun. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US Gets First Case of Mysterious Chinese Coronavirus US Gets First Case of Mysterious Chinese Coronavirus
A Washington state man returning from Wuhan, the outbreak's epicenter, was hospitalized in good condition. The newly discovered virus can cause coughing, fever, breathing difficulty, and pneumonia.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
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Logan Airport Not Currently Screening Passengers For Coronavirus
BOSTON (CBS/CNN) – A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected more than 200 people since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December. Boston’s Logan Airport is not currently screening passengers for the illness, a spokesman for Customs and Border Protection told WBZ-TV. That’s because there are no direct flights to Boston from that region. Additional health screening for coronavirus is in place at JFK Airport in New York, San Francisco International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. The agency said the CDC has determined that coronavirus presents a low risk to the...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Coronavirus Logan Airport Source Type: news

Ozzy Osbourne has Parkinson's Disease
In an appearance on Good Morning America, the 71-year-old musician also said he was diagnosed with pneumonia and suffered a fall in his Los Angeles home in the past 12 months, People reported. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Social Media Helped Juul Dominate the Vaping Market. Now, Teens Are Using It to Help Each Other Quit
Juul Labs, the e-cigarette company so popular its name became a verb, wouldn’t be where it is without social media. In the company’s early years, a steady stream of posts from users and influencers helped turn Juul from a smoking alternative to a cultural phenomenon. So many Juul users—many of them teenagers—voluntarily posted about vaping that it hardly made a difference when the company in 2018 silenced its own accounts to help stem its popularity among underage users. Now, in the wake of a vaping-related lung disease outbreak that has sickened almost 2,700 and killed 60, teenagers and young adult...
Source: TIME: Health - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized public health vaping Source Type: news

Why the Coronavirus Should Worry Us All
Colorized scanning electron micrograph of MERS virus particles (yellow) both budding and attached to the surface of infected VERO E6 cells (blue). Credit: NIAIDBy Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Jan 21 2020 (IPS) The coronavirus outbreak — which began in Wuhan, China, and causes a pneumonia-like illness — is raging across Asia, infecting close to 300 people and killing four. It was initially known to be transmitted from animals to human, and was just confirmed to be transmitted from human to human. The rapid nature of its origin and speed in transmission reminds us that national security is threatened when ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor Tags: Global Headlines Health Source Type: news

Africa: Gavi Must Work to Ensure More Children Get New, More Affordable Pneumonia Vaccine
[MSF] As Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, starts to commemorate its 20th year and launches a new fundraising appeal, M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) stressed that more must be done to make sure the 55 million children who do not have access to the pneumonia vaccine are protected against this worst global childhood killer, now that a new, more affordable vaccine is at long last available. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

3 U.S. Airports to Screen for Chinese Coronavirus
Travelers from China will now have to undergo enhanced screening at three major U.S. airports for symptoms of a new coronavirus that has caused an outbreak of pneumonia in China (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lack of antibiotics in low income countries 'worsening  superbugs threat'
Only three new treatments available in 10 or more poorer countries, report findsMany antibiotics are unavailable in poorer countries despite higher infection rates, exacerbating the threat of drug-resistant superbugs, according to a report to bepresented to world leaders and the bosses of top pharmaceutical companies in Davos.The report, released by the Access to Medicine Foundation, an Amsterdam-based non-profit group, also shows that the number of new treatments being developed for common infectious diseases such as pneumonia, tuberculosis and gonorrhoea has fallen.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Julia Kollewe Tags: Antibiotics Business Davos 2020 Drugs MRSA and superbugs Health Source Type: news

China says fourth person dies in Wuhan pneumonia outbreak
A fourth person has died from pneumonia in the central Chinese city of Wuhan following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, health authorities said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Factbox: New coronavirus outbreak spreads in China
Chinese authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO) say a new strain of coronavirus is behind the outbreak of pneumonia in the central city of Wuhan. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China confirms human-to-human transmission of new coronavirus: Xinhua
China's National Health Commission confirmed on Monday that a new virus causing an outbreak of pneumonia in the country has been passed from person-to-person and has infected some medical staff, China's official Xinhua news agency said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Xi says China will resolutely curb outbreak of new coronavirus: state media
Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Monday the country would curb the spread of an outbreak of pneumonia caused by a new coronavirus, state television reported. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Cases of new viral pneumonia in China surpass 200
China has reported a sharp rise in the number of people infected with a new coronavirus, including the first cases in the capital (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Factbox: New coronavirus outbreak in Chinese city of Wuhan
Chinese authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO) say a new strain of coronavirus is behind the outbreak of pneumonia in the central city of Wuhan, which has erupted just ahead of the Lunar New Year, the country's biggest festival. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Cases of new China virus spike over the weekend
Coronavirus spreads outside of Wuhan city Related items fromOnMedica Rapid rise in flu consultations putting strain on GPs NHS staff, patients and parents urged to get flu vaccine Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine best option for over-65s Should we have compulsory measles vaccination at school entry? Pneumonia guidelines might raise death rate (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 20, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

China reports sharp rise in new cases of pneumonia, 3rd death as coronavirus spreads
An outbreak of coronavirus in China has spread to more cities, with a third death reported and the total number of people infected topping 200, Chinese authorities said on Monday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

17 More People Diagnosed With Deadly Viral Pneumonia in China
(BEIJING) — Seventeen more people in central China have been diagnosed with a new form of viral pneumonia that has killed two patients and placed other countries on alert as millions of Chinese travel for Lunar New Year holidays. In total, 62 cases of the novel coronavirus have been identified in the city of Wuhan, where the virus appears to have originated. The Wuhan Municipal Health Commission reported the new cases in a statement Sunday. Nineteen of those individuals have been discharged from the hospital, while two men in their 60s — one with severe preexisting conditions — have died from the illness....
Source: TIME: Health - January 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: YANAN WANG / AP Tags: Uncategorized China onetime Source Type: news

New coronavirus outbreak in Chinese city of Wuhan
Chinese authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO) say a new strain of coronavirus is behind the outbreak of pneumonia in the central city of Wuhan, which has erupted just ahead of the Lunar New Year, the country's biggest festival. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

17 new cases reported in China's viral pneumonia outbreak
Seventeen more people in central China have been diagnosed with a new form of viral pneumonia that has killed two patients and placed other countries on alert (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

China virus cases spike, 17 new infections reported
China reported 17 more cases of pneumonia caused by a new coronavirus strain on Sunday, stoking worries of it spreading as the country gears up to celebrate Chinese lunar new year when hundreds of millions of people travel. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Factbox: New coronavirus outbreak in Chinese city of Wuhan
Chinese authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO) say a new strain of coronavirus is behind the outbreak of pneumonia in the central city of Wuhan, which has erupted just ahead of the Lunar New Year, the country's biggest festival. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak
Seventeen more people in central China have been diagnosed with a new form of viral pneumonia that has killed two patients and placed other countries on alert (Source: ABC News: Health)
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China reports 17 more cases of new strain of coronavirus
Seventeen more people in central China have been diagnosed with a new form of viral pneumonia that has killed two patients and placed other countries on alert during a key holiday period. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

China reports new virus cases, raising concern globally before key holiday
China reported four more cases of pneumonia believed to be caused by a new coronavirus strain, causing rising concern globally that a disease health officials do not yet fully understand could spread during a key holiday period. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China reports 4 more cases in viral pneumonia outbreak
Four more cases have been identified in a viral pneumonia outbreak in a central Chinese city that has killed two and prompted the United States and others to take precautionary measures (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Three U.S. Airports to Check Passengers for a Deadly Chinese Coronavirus
Passengers from Wuhan, China, will be screened at J.F.K. beginning Friday night, and in San Francisco and Los Angeles starting on Saturday. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Denise Grady Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Los Angeles (Calif) San Francisco (Calif) Wuhan (China) New York City Viruses Epidemics Respiratory Diseases Airport Security Pneumonia Kennedy International Airport Source Type: news

CDC screening airport passengers for mysterious new virus
The rare pneumonia-like virus has caused at least two deaths, and has spread from China to other countries in Asia. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
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Second Death From New Coronavirus Reported in China
FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 -- Chinese officials have reported a second death from a new coronavirus responsible for an outbreak of pneumonia in the city of Wuhan, while the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has implemented enhanced health... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Screening for Chinese Coronavirus to Start at 3 Major Airports: CDC
FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 -- Travelers from China will now have to undergo enhanced screening at three major U.S. airports for symptoms of a new coronavirus that has caused an outbreak of pneumonia in China, federal health officials said Friday. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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China reports 2nd death from virus behind pneumonia outbreak
Chinese health authorities say a second person has died from a new coronavirus that has caused an outbreak of pneumonia in central China (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

China says second person dies in Wuhan pneumonia outbreak
A second person has died from pneumonia in the central Chinese city of Wuhan following an outbreak believed to be caused by a new coronavirus strain, local health authorities said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cluster of Pneumonia Cases Caused by a Novel Coronavirus, Wuhan, China: Rapid Risk Assessment
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 1/17/2020. The likelihood of importation of cases of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) to the European Union (EU) is considered to be low, but cannot be excluded in the current situation. This 10-page document presents disease background, risk assessment, and options for response. The upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations at the end of January 2020 will cause an increase in the volume of travel to/from China and within China, increasing the likelihood of possible cases arriving in the EU. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Japan Reports First Case of New Coronavirus
THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 -- Japan has reported its first case of a new coronavirus that has caused an outbreak in China. A Chinese man in his 30s tested positive for the pneumonia-like coronavirus, Japan's Health Ministry said Thursday, The New York... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Patient in Japan confirmed as having new virus from China
Japan's government says a man treated for pneumonia after returning from China has tested positive for the new coronavirus identified as a possible cause of an outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Japan confirms first case of mysterious pneumonia linked to China
Japan has confirmed the first case of infection from the new China coronavirus, the health ministry said on Thursday. The man had been to the Chinese city of Wuhan, where there has been an outbreak of pneumonia believed to be caused by the new coronavirus strain. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Japan confirms 1st case of mysterious pneumonia linked to China
Japan has confirmed the first case of infection from the new China coronavirus, the health ministry said on Thursday. The man had been to the Chinese city of Wuhan, where there has been an outbreak of pneumonia believed to be caused by the new coronavirus strain. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

JACEP Open: Vaping emergencies may initially go unrecognized
(American College of Emergency Physicians) Diagnosing EVALI--the e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury illness that's recently garnered national attention--can be challenging. Initial symptoms may resemble pneumonia or go unrecognized, according to case analysis in the Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians (JACEP) Open, a new open access journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.S. warns its citizens in China about mystery pneumonia outbreak
Authorities in Wuhan, China confirm that a married couple were among 41 people diagnosed with pneumonia believed to be caused by the new coronavirus. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

U.S. warns citizens in China about pneumonia outbreak
The U.S. State Department warned Americans in China about an outbreak of pneumonia in the central city of Wuhan believed to be caused by a new strain of coronavirus, which has killed one person. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China can't rule out new virus spreading between humans
Officials in Wuhan, city at the center of an outbreak of a new strain of viral pneumonia, say risks low as U.S. warns travelers to take precautions. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
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Hospital readmission policy did not increase patients' mortality risk
(Yale University) The Obamacare program intended to reduce the risk of patients being readmitted after hospitalizations for heart attacks, heart failure, and pneumonia has not caused an increase in mortality risk for patients in emergency departments or observational units, according to a new report. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news