‘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

First US Case of Apparent SARS-CoV-2 Community Transmission
A patient in California acquired COVID-19 despite not traveling to an affected area or having contact with anyone who did. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 27, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Animation: coronavirus spread faster than SARS, MERS or Ebola
A new animated video shows how 40 days into the coronavirus outbreak it infected more people than on the 40th day of the respective Ebola, swine flu, SARS and MERS outbreaks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus vaccine mRNA-1273 ready for phase I clinical trial in USA
The S protein complex is part of the virus necessary for membrane fusion and host cell infection. This particular protein complex has also been the target of vaccines against the coronaviruses that cause SARS and MERS. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study sheds light on how a drug being tested in COVID-19 patients works
A team of academic and industry researchers is reporting new findings about how exactly an investigational antiviral drug stops coronaviruses. Their paper was published the same day that the National Institutes of Health announced that the drug in question, remdesivir, is being used in the nation's first clinical trial of an experimental treatment for COVID-19, the illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Study reveals how drug meant for Ebola may also work against coronaviruses
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) A group of University of Alberta researchers who have discovered why the drug remdesivir is effective in treating the coronaviruses that cause Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) expect it might also be effective for treating patients infected with the new COVID-19 strain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

First-ever pathology of the early phase of lung infection with the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
(International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) An international team of clinicians and researchers for the first time have described the pathology of the SARS-CoV-2, or coronavirus, and published their findings in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, the journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 27, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Shocking animation shows how the new coronavirus has outpaced SARS, MERS or Ebola
A new animated video shows how 40 days into the coronavirus outbreak it infected more people than on the 40th day of the respective Ebola, swine flu, SARS and MERS outbreaks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Evidence of Intrauterine Vertical Transmission of 2019 Coronavirus Disease No Evidence of Intrauterine Vertical Transmission of 2019 Coronavirus Disease
There has been no evidence of intrauterine transmission of 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) infection from mother to fetus, according to a retrospective review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - February 26, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Xi Jinping has buried the truth about coronavirus | Ma Jian
The reaction to the outbreak has revealed the unreconstructed despotism of the Chinese stateOver the past 70 years, the Chinese Communist party has subjected its country to a succession of manmade catastrophes, from theGreat Famine, theCultural Revolution and theTiananmen Square massacre, to the forceful suppression of rights inHong Kong and Tibet, and the mass internment ofUighurs in Xinjiang. Official coverups and corruption have multiplied the death toll of natural calamities, from the Sars virus to theSichuan earthquake.Xi Jinping ’s mishandling of the coronavirusepidemic must now be added to the party ’s s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ma Jian Tags: China Coronavirus outbreak Science Infectious diseases World news Asia Pacific Xi Jinping Communism Source Type: news

Clinical features of patients infected with 2019 novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China
The 2019-nCoV infection caused clusters of severe respiratory illness similar to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus and was associated with ICU admission and high mortality. Major gaps in our knowledge of the origin, epidemiology, duration of human transmission, and clinical spectrum of disease need fulfilment by future studies. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A First-of-Its-Kind Library of Potential Coronavirus Drugs, Built at Columbia University, Funded by China ’s Richest Person
If our experience with coronaviruses in the past few decades has taught us anything, it’s that outbreaks are inevitable, no matter what we do. You don’t have to look further than the fact that COVID-19 is the third coronavirus epidemic to affect human populations in 20 years, after severe acute respiratory syndromes (SARS) in 2003 and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) in 2012. Coronaviruses make their homes in a variety of animal hosts, from bats to cats, dogs to camels, and it’s just a matter of time before another one makes the jump into people. Another thing we know for sure is that we can’...
Source: TIME: Health - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Infectious Disease Source Type: news

COVID-19 in SingaporeCurrent Experience: Critical Global Issues That Require Attention and Action
This Viewpoint discusses public health measures implemented in Singapore to manage potential COVID-19 infection based on the country's experience with SARS in 2003 and reviews critical information gaps necessary to help manage the outbreak. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News 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

SARS-CoV-2: What ’ s in a Name? SARS-CoV-2: What ’ s in a Name?
The name of the new coronavirus that first appeared in China has been evolving to its now official designation: SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 25, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Coronavirus ’s Genetics Reveal Its Global Travels
Random mutations in the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen ’s genome help researchers track the spread and transmission of COVID-19, the disease it causes. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 25, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccine Shipped, and Drug Trials Start
Moderna Therapeutics, a biotech company based in Cambridge, Mass., has shipped the first batches of its COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine was created just 42 days after the genetic sequence of the COVID_19 virus, called SARS-CoV-2, was released by Chinese researchers in mid-January. The first vials were sent to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD, which will ready the vaccine for human testing as early as April. NIH scientists also began testing an antiviral drug called remdesivir that had been developed for Ebola, on a patient infec...
Source: TIME: Health - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Tests for COVID-19
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 2/25/2020. This web page provides information about a new laboratory test kit developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for use in testing patient specimens for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19. CDC is also working to develop a new serology laboratory test to assist with efforts to determine how much of the U.S. population has been exposed to SARS-CoV-2. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

As Global Coronavirus Cases Climb, More Areas on Lockdown
An increase in confirmed infections, particularly in Italy, Iran, and South Korea, has led to heightened measures to prevent the spread of the virus SARS-CoV-2. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 24, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Why Some COVID-19 Cases Are Worse than Others
Emerging data as well as knowledge from the SARS and MERS coronavirus outbreaks yield some clues as to why SARS-CoV-2 affects some people worse than others. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 24, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

A U.S. Woman Who Traveled on the Westerdam Cruise Ship Does Not Have Coronavirus After All, CDC Says
An American woman feared to have potentially spread COVID-19 to other passengers aboard Holland America Line’s Westerdam cruise ship does not seem to have the novel coronavirus after all, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed. The false-positive is only the latest development in the Westerdam saga. After rumors spread that a passenger on board the Westerdam had coronavirus, the vessel was denied entry at ports in five different countries—even as the cruise line maintained that nobody on board was sick with COVID-19. Passengers celebrated when some were finally allowed to disembark ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime Source Type: news

Infection Prevention and Control for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (2019-nCoV): Interim Guidance for Acute Healthcare Settings
Source: Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Published: 2/24/2020. This interim infection prevention and control guidance, updated on February 24, 2020, is based upon Canadian guidance developed for previous coronavirus outbreaks (e.g., MERS and SARS), as well as interim guidance for COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus) published by the World Health Organization (WHO). The 18 recommended infection prevention and control measures include Screening and Assessment; Public Health Surveillance and Notification; and Laboratory Testing and Reporting. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 moving toward a pandemic
"We are moving toward SARS-CoV-2 being a pandemic virus," says Dr. Gregory Poland, director of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. The virus has been named SARS-CoV-2, and the disease it causes has been named COVID-19. The virus was first detected in Wuhan City, China, and has now been identified in 32 countries, including the U.S. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 24, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

How COVID-19 Is Spread
Scientists' latest understanding of the facts, the suspicions, and the discounted rumors of SARS-CoV-2's transmission from person to person (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 21, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

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

‘No More Hugging, No More Kissing.’ At Home in Hong Kong With 2 Frontline Doctors.
Drs. Eunice and Pierre Chan have taken extraordinary measures to treat patients and protect their family amid the coronavirus outbreak. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tiffany May Tags: SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Protective Clothing and Gear Hospitals Masks Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Hong Kong Source Type: news

Follow the Coronavirus Outbreak
Read The Scientist's latest coverage of SARS-CoV-2's spread and researchers' efforts to develop diagnostics, vaccines, and therapies to combat the disease, COVID-19. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 20, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion 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

Experts fear false rumours could harm Chinese cooperation on coronavirus
World-leading specialists offer support to Chinese scientists amid ‘crackpot’ theories that virus was manufactured in a labCoronavirus – latest newsWorld-leading experts on the novel coronavirus have signed a statement of support for their Chinese colleagues, who are being attacked on social media and even threatened with violence as false rumours circulate about its origins.There is a real risk that the open and transparent relationship between the Chinese scientists and their western counterparts will come to an abrupt end, impeding the sharing of data and the hunt for treatments and vaccines against Co...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Microbiology Medical research Science World news Pharmacy and pharmacology 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

Fist Bumps vs. Handshakes: How COVID-19 Does —and Doesn’t—Spread
With more than 73,000 people confirmed with COVID-19 infection as of Feb. 18, and nearly 2,000 deaths around the world, questions about how the virus spreads are becoming more urgent. Here’s what you should remember: COVID-19 spreads when the virus responsible for the disease, SARS-CoV-2, a coronavirus, is transmitted by one person to another in respiratory droplets. That means the virus can spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes and releases these droplets into the air, where they are either inhaled by others, or can land on other people’s mouths or noses if they’re near enough—generally ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Infectious Disease 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

Coronavirus death toll climbs to more than 2,000 with more than 75,000 cases recorded across world
More than 2,000 people have now died from the killer coronavirus rapidly sweeping the world. And more than 75,000 patients have been struck down with the deadly SARS-CoV-2 infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson to Expand Partnership with U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to Accelerate the Discovery of Potential COVID-19 Treatments
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., February 18, 2020 – Johnson & Johnson today announced that its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies will expand its existing partnership with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, to seek treatment solutions for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 (also known as 2019-nCoV). This latest collaboration will enhance Janssen’s ongoing work with global partners to screen a library of existing antiviral...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

SARS killed hundreds and then disappeared. Could this coronavirus die out?
The containment of the 2003 SARS outbreak is considered one of the biggest public health victories in recent years. Stopping the new coronavirus, known as COVID-19, will probably be much harder. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

SARS killed hundreds and then disappeared. Could this coronavirus die out?
The containment of the 2003 SARS outbreak is considered one of the biggest public health victories in recent years. Stopping the new coronavirus, known as COVID-19, will probably be much harder. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

Interim Guidance for Environmental Cleaning in Non-Healthcare Facilities Exposed to SARS-CoV-2: Technical Report
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 2/18/2020. This three-page document, updated on February 18, 2020, aims to provide guidance about the environmental cleaning in non-healthcare facilities (e.g., rooms, public offices, transports, schools) where 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) confirmed cases have been before being admitted to hospital. It details cleaning options, cleaning approaches, and recommended personal protective equipment (PPE). (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fascinating microscope images reveal the coronavirus's 'crown' shape
NIH scientists used an electron microscope to capture the most detailed, hi-resolution images of the new SARS-CoV-2 to-date. Colorized by medical artists, the images reveal the virus's shape. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearly 1,500 people in UK tested for coronavirus in one day 
None tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 but the extraordinary figure - the highest in a day so far - reflects growing public anxiety in the UK, where nine cases of the virus have been confirmed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Travelers Around the World Are Dealing With ‘Voluntary’ Home Quarantines, To Help Slow Potential Coronavirus Spread
On his return from China last week, Dr. Ian Lipkin quarantined himself in his basement. His wife now puts his food on the stairs. He’s run out of things to watch on Netflix. At odd hours, he walks in New York’s Central Park, keeping 10 feet away from others. Lipkin is among hundreds of people in the U.S. and thousands around the world who, although not sick, are living in semi-voluntary quarantine at home. With attention focused on quarantined cruise ships and evacuees housed on U.S. military bases, those in their own homes have largely escaped notice. They, too, experts say, play a crucial role in slowing th...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARLA K. JOHNSON / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 New York onetime Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Coronavirus Under the Scope
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases releases a series of images that offer a close up look at the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 17, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

How to Stop a Disease From Crossing Borders
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ’s Division of Global Health Protection talks about the coronavirus and her organization’s efforts to keep people safe when they travel. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tariro Mzezewa Tags: Travel and Vacations Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epidemics SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Ebola Virus World Health Organization China Wuhan (China) Nancy Knight Source Type: news

A Timeline of the Coronavirus
The outbreak of the virus, which began in Wuhan, China, has left tens of thousands sickened and more than 1,000 people dead. Officials have declared it a global health emergency. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Derrick Bryson Taylor Tags: Quarantines Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Deaths (Fatalities) Viruses Infections Respiratory Diseases SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) World Health Organization Li Wenliang Hubei Province (China) Wuhan (China) Princess Diamond Tr Source Type: news

Report 5: Phylogenetic Analysis of SARS-CoV-2
Source: Imperial College London. Published: 2/15/2020. This seven-page document is Report 5 of a series of reports from Imperial College London on COVID-19. It describes how genetic diversity of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, provides information about epidemic origins and the rate of epidemic growth. By analyzing 53 SARS-CoV-2 whole genome sequences collected up to February 3, 2020, the analysis finds a strong association between the time of sample collection and accumulation of genetic diversity. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Grows SARS-CoV-2, the Virus that Causes COVID-19, in Cell Culture
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 2/15/2020. This web page describes one important way that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is supporting global efforts to study and learn about the virus that causes COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in the laboratory, which is growing the virus in cell-culture so that researchers in the scientific and medical community can use the virus in their studies. CDC ’s SARS-CoV-2 isolate can eventually be requested by public and academic institutions that maintain appropriate facilities and safety program...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Workers in hazmat suits disinfect London tower block
Workers in protective suits were sent to One The Elephant in London yesterday morning, after the UK's ninth case of the SARS-2 virus was recorded the night before. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Coronavirus - Govts Should Do More to Support Africans in China
[allAfrica] London -The death toll from the mysterious new coronavirus that originated from China has topped 900, and infections have skyrocketed to 40 000. Many comparisons are being drawn to the 2003 SARS epidemic, which was also caused by a coronavirus with an epicentre of southern China. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2): Increased Transmission Beyond China – Fourth Update; 14 February 2020; Rapid Risk Assessment
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 2/14/2020. This 12-page updated rapid risk assessment for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) provides the updated number of cases in and beyond China; description of cases and transmission reported in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) and the United Kingdom (UK); findings on disease and transmissibility from recent studies; risk to the healthcare systems in the EU/EEA and the UK; and risk to citizens from the EU/EEA and UK traveling or living in areas with presumed community transmission. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Li...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Timeline of the Coronavirus
The outbreak of the virus, which began in Wuhan, China, has left tens of thousands sickened and more than 1,000 people dead. Officials have declared it a global health emergency. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Derrick Bryson Taylor Tags: Quarantines Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Deaths (Fatalities) Viruses Infections Respiratory Diseases SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) World Health Organization Li Wenliang Hubei Province (China) Wuhan (China) Princess Diamond Tr Source Type: news