‘Simply Inadequate.’ California Governor Says State Only Has 200 Coronavirus Testing Kits
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — California and federal officials were in the midst of an intense effort Thursday to retrace the movements of a Northern California woman believed to be the first person in the U.S. to contract the highly contagious coronavirus with no known connection to travel abroad or other known causes. The woman lives in Solano County, home to Travis Air Force Base, where dozens of people infected in China or on cruise ships have been treated. But Sonia Angell, director of the California Department of Public Health, said there was no evidence the woman had any connection to the base. The woman, who was no...
Source: TIME: Health - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Don Thomas and Mike Stobbe / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime Source Type: news

KA Imaging to launch dual-energy upgrade for x-ray
Digital x-ray manufacturer KA Imaging will launch Reveal, a new x-ray detector...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI predicts progression of osteoarthritis on x-rays X-ray helps diagnose coronavirus in Vietnamese man X-ray, CT uncover novel coronavirus-infected pneumonia Point-of-care photos of patients enhance portable x-ray No shield from x-rays: How science is rethinking lead aprons (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 27, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Nigeria: Pneumonia - Why Preventable Killer Disease Is Still an Epidemic in Nigeria
[Premium Times] Count to 39; a child just died from pneumonia somewhere in the world; that child is most likely a Nigerian! (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Journal Highlights From the March Issue of JAMDA
Pneumonia is one of the most common infections identified in nursing home residents and has the highest mortality rate, yet the diagnosis and appropriate treatment can remain elusive due to its “atypical presentation” and lack of studies of antibiotic treatment. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - February 27, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Journal Highlights Source Type: news

A familial cluster of pneumonia associated with the 2019 novel coronavirus indicating person-to-person transmission: a study of a family cluster
The findings of this study are consistent with person-to-person transmission of this novel coronavirus in hospital and family settings, and the reports of infected travellers in other geographical regions. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

German authorities say man with virus in critical condition
The man was first hospitalized Monday with serious pneumonia. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

HKUST scientists shed light on COVID-19 vaccine development
A team of scientists at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has recently made an important discovery in identifying a set of potential vaccine targets for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, providing crucial leads for guiding experimental efforts towards the vaccine development against the novel pneumonia (COVID-19) caused by the virus. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

HKUST scientists shed light on COVID-19 vaccine development
(Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) A team HKUST scientists has recently identified a set of potential vaccine targets for SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, to guide experimental efforts towards vaccine development against novel pneumonia (COVID-19). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 26, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

No benefit found in using broad-spectrum antibiotics as initial pneumonia treatment
(University of Utah Health) Doctors who use drugs that target antibiotic-resistant bacteria as a first-line defense against pneumonia should probably reconsider this approach, according to a new study of more than 88,000 veterans hospitalized with the disease. The study, conducted by University of Utah Health and VA Salt Lake City Health Care System researchers, found that pneumonia patients given these medications in the first days after hospitalization fared no better than those receiving standard medical care for the condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ultrasound is a good 1st imaging choice for pneumonia
CT may be the gold standard for diagnosing complicated pneumonia, but lung...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Use lung ultrasound to diagnose pediatric pneumonia Ultrasound bests x-ray for identifying pulmonary edema Lung ultrasound beats chest x-ray for heart failure detection Lung ultrasound a practical tool for disease diagnosis Ultrasound finds more pneumonia than x-ray (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 25, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

When coronavirus is not alone
(University of Vermont) Interacting contagious diseases like influenza and pneumonia--and perhaps coronavirus too -- follow the same complex spreading patterns as social trends, like the adoption of new slang or technologies. This new finding, published in Nature Physics, could lead to better tracking and intervention when multiple diseases spread through a population at the same time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Passengers from coronavirus-hit cruise ship Diamond Princess land in UK
Thirty-two holidaymakers flown back as fear grows for welfare of infected Britons left in JapanCoronavirus outbreak – live updatesA repatriation flight carrying 32 Britons and Europeans from the coronavirus-infected cruise ship Diamond Princess landed in the UK on Saturday – amid growing fears for the welfare of some UK passengers left behind in Japan.David and Sally Abel – who were on the cruise for their 50th wedding anniversary and who have been diagnosed with coronavirus – have contracted pneumonia, it was revealed. Abel has acute pneumonia while his wife has a mild case of it. “Dad is ver...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news Science Infectious diseases World news Source Type: news

Increased Mortality Seen With Empirical Anti-MRSA Treatment for Pneumonia Increased Mortality Seen With Empirical Anti-MRSA Treatment for Pneumonia
Empirical anti-MRSA treatment is associated with an increased risk of 30-day mortality in patients hospitalized for pneumonia, compared with standard antibiotic therapy, according to a retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - February 22, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Common Antibiotics Linked To Increased Risk Of Birth Defects, Study Says
(CNN) — Taking some common antibiotics during the first trimester of pregnancy was linked with higher risk of birth defects, according to a new study. The study, published Wednesday in the medical journal BMJ, found an increased risk of birth defects in the children of women who were prescribed macrolides during the first three months of pregnancy compared to mothers who were prescribed penicillin. Macrolide antibiotics include erythromycin, clarithromycin and azithromycin, and they are used to treat infections, such as pneumonia, bronchitis and urinary, skin and sexually transmitted diseases. They are often prescrib...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Source Type: news

Empirical Anti-MRSA vs Standard Antibiotic Therapy and Risk of 30-Day Mortality in Patients Hospitalized for Pneumonia
US-based cohort study of 88,605 hospitalisations for pneumonia did not find a mortality benefit for treatment with empirical anti –methicillin-resistant S aureus (MRSA) therapy vs standard antibiotics for any group of patients examined, even those with risk factors for MRSA. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Cases of Coronavirus in Iran Have Killed 2 Elderly Citizens, State News Agency Says
(TEHRAN, Iran) — The new virus has killed two elderly Iranian citizens, Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency reported Wednesday. IRNA quoted Alireza Vahabzadeh, an adviser to the country’s health minister, as saying that both of the victims had been carrying the coronavirus and were located in Qom, about 140 kilometers (86 miles) south of the capital Tehran. No additional details were released. Earlier on Wednesday, Iranian authorities confirmed two cases of the new virus, the first in the country, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency. Officials later said the two patients had died. ISNA quoted an...
Source: TIME: Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amir Vahdat / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Iran onetime Source Type: news

Elton John's Walking Pneumonia: What Is It? What's the Prognosis and Recovery?
Title: Elton John's Walking Pneumonia: What Is It? What's the Prognosis and Recovery?Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/19/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/19/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - February 19, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Utah couple separated by coronavirus as he is trapped in Japanese hospital
John Haering was diagnosed with coronavirus while quarantined on the Diamond Princess in Japan. He's hospitalized with pneumonia, but his wife, Melanie, is in the US. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chinese boss of Wuhan hospital dies from coronavirus; communist government assures world they somehow have it all under control
(Natural News) We’ve now learned that Liu Zhiming, head of the Wuchang Hospital in Wuhan, China, where novel coronavirus patients are being treated, has himself died of pneumonia stemming from a CoVid-19 infection. An announcement from the official state media of communist China reveals that Liu is the first hospital director, and really major figure... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudan: Rate of Severely Ill Patient's Drops Across Country, Commission Spokesman Says
[SNA] Increasing signs of a stable slowdown in the spread of novel coronavirus pneumonia in China appeared over the weekend, as health authorities pledged to maintain their assertive measures in Hubei province to avert the virus flaring up again at its epicenter. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Chemical Pneumonia
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 18, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Elton John had to stop a performance because of 'walking pneumonia.' What does that mean?
Walking pneumonia causes milder symptoms than pneumonia, including being tired and having a sore throat, fever, and cough, the CDC says. Symptoms can be mild, more like a bad cold, but it can still lead to pneumonia. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the Coronavirus Numbers Changed So Sharply
A new way of counting used by the Chinese authorities should catch more cases and get people into treatment earlier. But the scale of the epidemic will remain unclear for some time. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard P érez-Peña Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Epidemics China Antibodies Pneumonia Tests (Medical) Source Type: news

No Sign of Vertical Transmission of COVID-19 Found in Late Pregnancy
THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 -- There currently is no evidence of intrauterine infection caused by vertical transmission in women who develop 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pneumonia in late pregnancy, according to research published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

There ’s Been A Sharp Rise In Coronavirus Cases—Here’s What’s Behind It
China saw its deadliest day from the coronavirus on Wednesday, in the same week that Chinese health officials predicted that the pneumonia-like virus was nearing its peak. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Isabel Togoh, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

New COVID-19 Cases Surge by Nearly 15,000 in China ’s Hubei Province After Officials Change Classification System
The number of cases of COVID-19 has surged nearly 10-fold from the previous day in China’s Hubei Province, the epicenter of the outbreak. The number of new deaths also increased dramatically, to 242. Officials explained the uptick Thursday by saying they had reclassified how they were diagnosing and counting cases of COVID-19. Health officials reported 14,840 new cases—reversing several days of declines in official new diagnoses in the province. The new classification system of COVID-19 was meant to ensure that “patients can receive standardized treatment according to confirmed cases as early as possible ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Zennie and Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized China COVID-19 onetime overnight Source Type: news

China Reported a Huge Increase in New COVID-19 Cases. Here ’s Why It’s Actually a Step in the Right Direction
Officials in China’s Hubei province revealed Thursday that new cases of COVID-19 had surged nearly 10-fold from the day before—reversing days of declines that experts said were a positive sign for the containment of the virus. The number of deaths increased dramatically, as well, to 242. The jump in new cases—more than 14,800 in the province at the epicenter of the outbreak—is due to a change in the criteria for counting diagnoses of the virus. Observers say this could be a step in the right direction and lead to a better picture of the situation in the province at the epicenter of the outbreak. Ho...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia and Michael Zennie Tags: Uncategorized China COVID-19 onetime overnight Source Type: news

These Cincinnati hospitals rank among the nation ’s best
Three hospitals in Greater Cincinnati are among the 50 best in the nation and five other local hospitals also were recognized for clinical excellence in a new ranking by the website Healthgrades. The performance of nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide was analyzed across 32 conditions and procedures to determine recipients of America’s Best Hospitals Awards, according to Healthgrades. That included reviews of care provided for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, respiratory failure, sep sis and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Testing For COVID-19 In All Patients With Unexplained Pneumonia Is Probably Not Cost-Effective
At this point, is more widespread testing of all patients with unexplained pneumonia (even those who haven ’t been to China) warranted from a societal cost-effectiveness perspective? It’s a question that needs to be asked. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joshua Cohen, Contributor Source Type: news

Testing For Novel Coronavirus In All Patients With Unexplained Pneumonia Is Probably Not Cost-Effective
At this point, is more widespread testing of all patients with unexplained pneumonia (even those who haven ’t been to China) warranted from a societal cost-effectiveness perspective? It’s a question that needs to be asked. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joshua Cohen, Contributor Source Type: news

Tanzania: Chinese Envoy Warns Over Coronavirus Misinformation
[Daily News] WHILE public health authorities in China and the world intensify efforts in fighting novel coronavirus pneumonia, the Chinese Embassy in Tanzania has cautioned about a clear and present danger of rumours and misinformation about the disease circulated on social media. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Lancet: Preliminary evidence suggests that new coronavirus cannot be passed from mother to child late in pregnancy
(The Lancet) There is currently no evidence that the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) causes severe adverse outcomes in neonates or that it can pass to the child while in the womb, according to a small observational study of women from Wuhan, China, who were in the third trimester of pregnancy and had pneumonia caused by COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 12, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Technical Guidance: Laboratory Testing for 2019-nCoV in Humans
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 2/12/2020. This web page, updated on February 12, 2020, provides a seven-page document whose purpose is to provide interim guidance to laboratories and stakeholders involved in laboratory testing of patients who meet the definition of suspected case of pneumonia associated with a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) identified in Wuhan, China. It also provides information about molecular testing of COVID-19; and WHO appointed COVID-19 referral laboratories and procedures. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Timely mental health care for the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak is urgently needed - Xiang YT, Yang Y, Li W, Zhang L, Zhang Q, Cheung T, Ng CH.
The 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) pneumonia, believed to have originated in a wet market in Wuhan, Hubei province, China at the end of 2019, has gained intense attention nationwide and globally. To lower the risk of further disease transmission, t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Coronavirus live updates: Thailand bars cruise ship as deaths in China pass 1,000 – latest news
Hong Kong ’s Carrie Lam tells people to stay at home as nervous global investors turn to safe havens like gold. Follow updates live‘Come back soon’: coronavirus wreaks havoc on global tourism hotspotsNumber of confirmed UK cases rises from four to eightCould the coronavirus mutate if a vaccine can ’t be found in time?3.49amGMTThere ’s been lots of attention paid to figures of new cases of the virus in China today, and that the cases outside Hubei province are continuing to drop.New confirmed cases of novel#coronavirus pneumonia outside Hubei Province in the Chinese mainland have dropped for se...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alison Rourke Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Hong Kong Asia Pacific Science Infectious diseases World news Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Submission to U.S. FDA for New DARZALEX ® (Daratumumab)-Based Combination Regimen for Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma
RARITAN, NJ, February 10, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the submission of a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval of DARZALEX® (daratumumab) in combination with Kyprolis® (carfilzomib) and dexamethasone (DKd) for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. The sBLA is supported by results from the Phase 3 CANDOR study, which compared treatment with DKd to carfilzomib and dexamethasone (Kd) in patients with multiple myeloma who relapsed after one to three prior lines of therapy. “W...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Cincinnati startup licenses technology invented by renowned children ’s hospital
Blue Water Vaccines Inc., a Norwood startup, has entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement with St. Jude Children ’s Research Hospital to develop a vaccine for Streptococcus pneumoniae. The bacteria can cause many kinds of diseases, including the lung infection pneumonia. “A major limitation of the currently licensed pneumococcal vaccines is the lack of efficacy against mucosal disease manifestations such as acute otitis media, acute bacterial sinusitis and pneumonia,” Blue Water… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Coronavirus-Associated Pneumonia Identified with CT
Patients with the coronavirus who develop pneumonia exhibit similar findings on chest CT scans. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - February 10, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Whitney J. Palmer Tags: CT Infectious Diseases & Conditions/Pneumonia Source Type: news

Japanese man hospitalized with pneumonia in Wuhan dies, coronavirus suspected
A Japanese man hospitalized with pneumonia in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak, has died, Japan's foreign ministry said in a statement on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Concerns mount about coronavirus spreading in hospitals, study suggests
A new coronavirus study involving data on 138 patients hospitalized with novel coronavirus-infected pneumonia in Wuhan, China, finds that hospital-related transmissions of the virus were suspected in about 41% of those patients. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCSC genome browser posts the coronavirus genome
(University of California - Santa Cruz) Research into the novel Wuhan seafood market pneumonia virus, the deadly 'coronavirus' that has forced the Chinese government to quarantine more than 50 million people in the country's dense industrial heartland, will be facilitated by the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute's Genome Browser team, which has posted the complete biomolecular code of the virus for researchers all over the world to use. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pneumococcal vaccines are effective -- But new strategies needed to reduce meningitis
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) have been highly effective in reducing pneumonia and other invasive infections caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. But rates of meningitis have shown little change, as pneumococcal strains not targeted by PCVs emerge as more important causes of meningitis, reports a paper in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, the official journal of The European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Evolution of Wuhan coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and modeling of spike protein for human transmission
(Science China Press) The pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan, China in December 2019 was caused by a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was found to belong to Betacoronavirus and share with SARS/SARS-like coronaviruses a common ancestor resembling bat coronavirus HKU9-1. While bats were likely its native host, modeling of spike protein showed a strong affinity to human ACE2 molecule, presenting the first evidence for human transmission throught the same infection mechanism of 2003 SARS-CoV, e.g. spike - ACE2 interaction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 7, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

CT traces disease progression in novel coronavirus
An ongoing investigation into the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak has...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiologists list top 5 CT features for novel coronavirus CT, x-ray help delineate 1st coronavirus case in U.S. Wuhan coronavirus spread may be vastly underestimated X-ray helps diagnose coronavirus in Vietnamese man X-ray, CT uncover novel coronavirus-infected pneumonia (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Outbreak Could Derail Xi Jinping ’s Dreams of a Chinese Century
It took eight hours for a doctor to see Wu Chen’s mother after she arrived at the hospital. Eight days later, she was dead. The doctor was “99% sure” she had contracted the mysterious pneumonia-like illness sweeping China’s central city of Wuhan, Wu says, but he didn’t have the testing kit to prove it. And despite the 64-year-old’s fever and perilously low oxygen levels, there was no bed for her. Wu tried two more hospitals over the next week, but all were overrun. By Jan. 25, her mother was slumped on the tile floor of an emergency room, gasping for air, drifting in and out of conscious...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Source Type: news

A pneumonia outbreak associated with a new coronavirus of probable bat origin
Since the SARS outbreak 18 years ago, a large number of severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronaviruses (SARSr-CoV) have been discovered in their natural reservoir host, bats1 –4. Previous studies indicated that some of those bat SARSr-CoVs have the potential to infect humans5–7. Here we report the identification and characterization of a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) which caused an epidemic of acute respiratory syndrome in humans in Wuhan, China. The epidemic, which started from 12 December 2019, has caused 2,050 laboratory-confirmed infections with 56 fatal cases by 26 January 2020. Full-length genom...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of 99 cases of 2019 novel coronavirus pneumonia in Wuhan, China: a descriptive study
This research article concludes that infection of 2019-nCoV was of clustering onset, is more likely to infect older men with comorbidities, and can result in severe and even fatal respiratory diseases such as ARDS. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News 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 This Week Could Be Critical for Understanding How Bad the Coronavirus Outbreak Will Get
It has been less than two months since authorities in the central Chinese city of Wuhan announced they were investigating a mysterious pneumonia-like viral infection. In that time, the pathogen—later identified at novel coronavirus 2019-nCov—has spread around China with abandon—from a few dozen suspected cases to more than 20,000 confirmed infections, causing and more than 420 deaths. But this week could prove crucial for understanding how much farther the outbreak is likely to spread and whether the dramatic efforts of Chinese authorities to contain the coronavirus have been effective. Officials in Chi...
Source: TIME: Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news