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)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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

Laboratory Testing for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Suspected Human Cases
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 1/14/2020. The purpose of this seven-page document 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 identified in Wuhan, China. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

China Reports First Death in Coronavirus Outbreak
Patient was 61 - year - old man hospitalized with shortness of breath and severe pneumonia (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 14, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

One Dead in Pneumonia Outbreak from New Coronavirus in China
Scientists release a draft genome of the virus that has been identified in 41 patients. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 13, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Novel coronavirus complete genome from the Wuhan outbreak now available in GenBank
The complete annotated genome sequence of the novel coronavirus associated with the outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan, China is now available from GenBank for free and easy access by the global biomedical community. Figure 1 shows the relationship of the … Continue reading → (Source: NCBI Insights)
Source: NCBI Insights - January 13, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NCBI Staff Tags: What's New GenBank genome nucleotide sequences viruses Source Type: news

China Reports First Death in Coronavirus Outbreak
MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2020 -- The first death in an outbreak of a new type of coronavirus was announced Saturday by officials in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. As of Friday, there were 41 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the coronavirus, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Thailand Confirms Traveler from China Hospitalized With New Form of Coronavirus, According to U.N. Officials
(BANGKOK) — A Chinese visitor to Thailand has been confirmed to be infected with a new strain of coronavirus that has been linked to a pneumonia outbreak in central China, health officials said Monday. The U.N.’s World Health Organization said Thai officials have reported that a traveler from the Chinese city of Wuhan has been hospitalized in Thailand with the virus. The outbreak of the virus has been traced to Wuhan, where it affected several dozen people who had been to a major meat and seafood market. Thai Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said it appears to be the first confirmed case of the virus ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized China onetime Thailand Source Type: news

Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China
Health officials say a Chinese visitor to Thailand has been confirmed to be infected with a new strain of coronavirus that has been linked to a pneumonia outbreak in central China (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Pneumonia Scourge - Poverty a Leading Cause of Deaths Among Children
[Nation] It's a disheartening picture of a mother and daughter at the children's hospital room. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Prolonged use of spinal precautions is associated with increased morbidity in the trauma patient - MacCallum KP, Kalata S, Darcy D, Parsikia A, Chao E, Stone ME, Teperman S, Reddy SH.
This study examines the incidence of pneumonia (PNA), urinary tract infecti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

China pneumonia outbreak not spreading at present: WHO
An outbreak of pneumonia that has killed one person in China and infected 40 others appears to be linked to a single seafood market in the central city of Wuhan and has not spread beyond there so far, the World Health Organization said on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Man infected with mystery virus in China dies after outbreak
A 61-year-old man has died from pneumonia in the central Chinese city of Wuhan after an outbreak of a yet to be identified virus while seven others are in critical condition, the Wuhan health authorities said on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Is Canada at risk from a mysterious Chinese virus related to SARS?
Authorities are working to contain a mysterious outbreak of pneumonia in China, likely from the same family of viruses as SARS. Experts in Canada are monitoring the situation closely. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

First Death In China From New Coronavirus Pneumonia Outbreak
The mystery pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan, China, has now claimed it's first life. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Man infected with mysterious virus in China dies after outbreak
A 61-year-old man has died from pneumonia in the central Chinese city of Wuhan after an outbreak of a yet to be identified virus while seven others are in critical condition, the Wuhan health authorities said on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Laboratory Testing of Human Suspected Cases of Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) Infection: Interim Guidance
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 1/10/2020. The purpose of this eight-page document is to provide interim guidance to laboratories and stakeholders involved in laboratory testing of patients who meet the definition of suspected cases of pneumonia associated with a novel coronavirus identified in Wuhan, China. It covers specimen collection and shipment, effective usage of global laboratory networking, testing in reference laboratories, and reporting of cases and test results. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Coronavirus May Be Cause of Viral Pneumonia Outbreak in China
As of Sunday, 59 people in Wuhan were being treated for the respiratory illness (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 10, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

China's Sars-like illness worries health experts
China ’s viral pneumonia outbreak may have jumped species barrier, raising fears of pandemicThe finding that the outbreak of viral pneumonia in China that has struck 59 peoplemay be caused by a coronavirus, the family of viruses behind Sars, which spread to 37 countries in 2003, causing global panic and killing more than 750 people, means that health authorities will be watching closely.China says the illness is not Sars (severe acute respiratory syndrome), nor Mers (Middle East respiratory syndrome), both of which are caused by coronaviruses, and so far it appears milder than both. Unlike Sars, it does not appear to...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Epidemics Infectious diseases Health China Sars Ebola Asia Pacific Society World news World Health Organization Science Medical research Microbiology Source Type: news

New Coronavirus May Be Cause of Viral Pneumonia Outbreak in China
THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2020 -- A new type of coronavirus may be responsible for dozens of viral pneumonia illnesses in China, according to state broadcaster CCTV. As of Sunday, 59 people in the central Chinese city of Wuhan were being treated for the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Coronavirus Identified in Central China Pneumonia Outbreak
The virus, which has sickened at least 59 people, does not appear to transmit easily between humans. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 9, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

A new virus related to SARS is behind China's mysterious pneumonia outbreak
A mysterious pneumonia outbreak that has struck dozens of people and put China on edge is from the same family of viruses as the deadly severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), according to Chinese scientists. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China Identifies New Virus Causing Pneumonialike Illness
The new coronavirus doesn ’t appear to be readily spread by humans, but researchers caution that more study is needed. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sui-Lee Wee and Donald G. McNeil Jr. Tags: Respiratory Diseases SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Viruses Epidemics Pneumonia World Health Organization Wuhan (China) Source Type: news

China's mystery pneumonia outbreak blamed on new SARS-type virus
With a massive holiday travel rush looming, officials are still racing to figure out the source of the illness, how it's spread and how to stop it. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO Says New Virus May Have Caused China Pneumonia Outbreak WHO Says New Virus May Have Caused China Pneumonia Outbreak
A cluster of more than 50 pneumonia cases in China's central city of Wuhan may be due to a newly emerging member of the family of viruses that caused the deadly SARS and MERS outbreaks, World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Previously unknown virus may be causing pneumonia outbreak in China, WHO says
A preliminary investigation has now identified the respiratory disease as a new type of coronavirus, Chinese state media reported citing scientists. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

AP Explains: The virus behind China's pneumonia outbreak
Scientists have a preliminary suspect in a mysterious viral pneumonia infecting people in the central Chinese city of Wuhan: coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WHO says new virus may have caused China pneumonia outbreak
A cluster of more than 50 pneumonia cases in China's central city of Wuhan may be due to a newly emerging member of the family of viruses that caused the deadly SARS and MERS outbreaks, World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China identifies new strain of coronavirus as source of pneumonia outbreak
Dozens of people have been sickened in recent weeks in a spate of cases that originated in the city of Wuhan. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gerry Shih Source Type: news

A new virus related to SARS is the culprit in China's mysterious pneumonia outbreak, scientists say
A mysterious pneumonia outbreak that has struck dozens of people and put China on edge is from the same family of viruses as the deadly severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), according to Chinese scientists. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China says pneumonia outbreak linked to coronavirus
State media says Sars-type virus likely cause as concern grows ahead of lunar new year holidays (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pneumonia Cases Possibly Associated with a Novel Coronavirus in Wuhan, China: Threat Assessment Brief
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 1/9/2020. This three-page threat assessment details options for response and safety precautions regarding the novel coronavirus and associated pneumonia cases that have been reported in Wuhan, China. It discusses a risk assessment for the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA), including the risk for travelers, introduction, and further spread in the EU. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chinese report says illnesses may be from new coronavirus
Chinese state broadcaster CCTV say a preliminary investigation has identified a previously unknown viral pneumonia as a new type of coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

China pneumonia outbreak may be linked to new virus: WHO
A cluster of more than 50 pneumonia cases in the central Chinese city of Wuhan may be due to a newly emerging member of the family of viruses that caused the deadly SARS and MERS outbreaks, World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Chinese state media says cases of a previously unidentified viral pneumonia are caused by a new type of coronavirus
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

China pneumonia outbreak may be caused by Sars-type virus: WHO
World Health Organization says a new coronavirus, the family linked to Sars and Mers, may be behind Wuhan casesA cluster of more than50 pneumonia cases in the central Chinese city of Wuhan may be due to a newly emerging member of the family of viruses that caused the deadly Sars and Mers outbreaks, according to the World Health Organization.While the UN health agency said it needed more comprehensive information to confirm precisely the type of pathogen causing the infections, it said a newcoronavirus was a possibility.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Reuters Tags: Infectious diseases China World Health Organization Sars Medical research Microbiology Science Asia Pacific Source Type: news

South Korea reports 1st possible case of viral pneumonia
South Korea has put a 36-year-old Chinese woman under isolated treatment amid concerns that she brought back a form of viral pneumonia that has sickened dozens in mainland China and Hong Kong in recent weeks. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Pneumonia outbreak stirs virus hunting debate
Is the $3bn Global Virome Project an expensive distraction or a wise investment? (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Eight Chinese sufferers of unidentified virus released from hospital: CCTV
Eight Chinese patients diagnosed with an unidentified viral pneumonia were released from hospital on Wednesday after showing no signs of fever for several days, state-owned CCTV reported. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Specter of possible new virus emerging from central China raises alarms across Asia
At least 59 people have been diagnosed with viral pneumonia of “unknown cause,” say authorities in the city of Wuhan. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gerry Shih Source Type: news

South Korea reports 1st possible case of viral pneumonia
South Korea has put a 36-year-old Chinese woman under isolated treatment amid concerns that she brought back a form of viral pneumonia that has sickened dozens in mainland China and Hong Kong in recent weeks (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Chinese Authorities Say Viral Pneumonia Outbreak Is Not SARS, MERS or Bird Flu Chinese Authorities Say Viral Pneumonia Outbreak Is Not SARS, MERS or Bird Flu
Chinese healthcare authorities in Wuhan said an outbreak of viral pneumonia was not Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) or bird flu, and that they were still working to identify the cause and source.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 8, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is it bronchitis or pneumonia?
Bronchitis and pneumonia are two illnesses that people often confuse because they have many overlapping symptoms. Learn more about the differences here and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

American Embassy in China Issues Health Alert Over Illness Outbreak
TUESDAY, Jan. 7, 2020 -- A mysterious pneumonia outbreak in China has prompted the U.S. embassy there to warn Americans traveling in the country to avoid contact with sick people and animals. Since the viral illness was first reported last week in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hong Kong to add mystery respiratory illness to reportable diseases
An unidentified form of viral pneumonia will be added to an official list of diseases that medical practitioners are required to report to the government, Hong Kong's health chief says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Americans in China warned over spreading mystery illness
U.S. Embassy urges anyone traveling to the city where the "pneumonia outbreak of unknown cause" is centered to avoid animals and sick people. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China mystery illness: travellers checked as officials fear lunar new year could spread bug
Pneumonia-like illness in Wuhan is unclear in origin, with officials racing to contain outbreak before people travel for new yearChina has been battling what may be a new strain of pneumonia after 59 people contracted a mysterious respiratory illness in central China, prompting fears of another Sars outbreak.Health officials are worried about the upcoming Spring Festival in late January, when China celebrates lunar new year and millions of people will be travelling across the country to go home. Authorities have warned citizens to be on the lookout for symptoms like fever, difficulty breathing or body ache.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Lily Kuo Tags: China Infectious diseases Asia Pacific Science Source Type: news

China Seeks to Identify Cause of Mystery Pneumonia Infecting 44 China Seeks to Identify Cause of Mystery Pneumonia Infecting 44
Chinese health authorities are trying to identify what is causing an outbreak of pneumonia in the central city of Wuhan, officials said on Friday, as the tally of cases rose to 44 and Singapore said it would screen arrivals on flights from there.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Cause of Viral Pneumonia Outbreak in China Unknown
Health authorities have ruled out the usual suspects, leading to fears that a novel virus is causing the infections in Hubei Province. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 6, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

China Grapples With Mystery Pneumonia-Like Illness
Beijing is racing to identify a new illness that has sickened 59 people as it tries to calm a nervous public. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sui-Lee Wee and Vivian Wang Tags: Respiratory Diseases Epidemics Pneumonia China Hong Kong Singapore Wuhan (China) Source Type: news