Coronavirus spreads around the world – in pictures
As cases of people infected with the coronavirus or Covid-19 grow rapidly in Italy, Iran and South Korea, the rest of the world is bracing for a pandemicContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
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World harshens its virus response as epidemic worsens by day
Saudi Arabia cut travel to Islam’s holiest sites, South Korea toughened penalties for those breaking quarantines and airports looked for signs of sick passengers as a new virus troubled more places (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Hyundai shuts down factory after worker tests positive for coronavirus
A Hyundai Motor worker has tested positive for the new coronavirus, leading to a suspension of production at one its factories in South Korea's southeastern city of Ulsan, the company said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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South Korea coronavirus cases raises to 2,022, BTS cancels concert
South Korea reported 256 new coronavirus cases on Friday, bringing the total number of infected in the country to 2,022, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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South Korea boy band BTS cancels April Seoul concert on coronavirus concerns
South Korean boy band BTS canceled its scheduled April concert in Seoul, amid growing concerns of the new coronavirus outbreak, its music label, Big Hit Entertainment, said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Cases Soar in Italy, Iran and South Korea as Alarm Grows
Financial markets were pummeled by the news. A whistle-blower complaint said that federal health workers were sent into quarantine areas unprotected and unprepared. (Source: NYT Health)
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World harshens its virus response as epidemic worsens by day
Saudi Arabia cut travel to Islam’s holiest sites, South Korea toughened penalties for those breaking quarantines and airports looked for signs of sick passengers as a new virus troubled more places (Source: ABC News: Health)
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South Korea reports 256 additional cases of new coronavirus, raising its total to 2,022
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‘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...
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Japan Defends Cautious Approach on Coronavirus Testing Amid Concerns Japan Defends Cautious Approach on Coronavirus Testing Amid Concerns
Japan's health ministry on Wednesday defended its cautious approach to coronavirus testing as domestic cases increased and South Korea prepared to test more than 200,000 members of a church at the heart of a surge in its outbreak.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
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Comparative risk factor analyses on bi-level injury severity of taxi and private car crashes in Seoul, South Korea - Noh Y, Kwon OH, Yoon Y.
Objectives: Taxis, one of the main transportation modes that occupy the roadways in Seoul, are semipublic transportation modes for transporting passengers safely and promptly. Considering that one fifth of passenger vehicles on the roads in Seoul ar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

CDC considering expansion of airport health screenings for novel coronavirus
There are "ongoing" conversations at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about expanding airport health screenings for the novel coronavirus due to the rapid spread of the infection in Italy, South Korea and Japan, according to an agency spokesperson. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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New coronavirus case may be 1st sign of "community spread" in U.S.
President appeals for calm and puts Pence in charge of America's response as the WHO chief worries about mushrooming outbreaks in South Korea, Italy and Iran. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
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World scrambles to curb fast-spreading coronavirus
The coronavirus' rapid spread in Iran, Italy, South Korea and elsewhere left alarmed governments and people across the globe rushing on Thursday to implement emergency measures. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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South Korea launches 'drive-thru' coronavirus testing facilities as demand soars
From inside his car, a driver is checked for any fever or breathing difficulties by medical staff in protective clothing and goggles who lean in through the window at a new drive-thru coronavirus clinic in South Korea. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Americans warned to prepare as virus picks up steam outside China
Hundreds more COVID-19 cases confirmed in South Korea, including a U.S. troop, as death toll nears 3,000 worldwide and a CDC warning weighs on stock markets. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
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South Korea reports 171 more cases of the new virus, bringing its total number of infections to 1,766
(Source: ABC News: Health)
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China reports 433 new virus cases, South Korea has 334 as illness persists in worst-hit areas and spreads beyond borders
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Trump says may need to restrict travel from Italy, South Korea
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States may in the future have to restrict travel to Italy, South Korea and other countries due to outbreaks of the coronavirus but now was not the right time. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Hospitals preparing for coronavirus outbreak in U.S.
There is a run on masks and other protective equipment as concern over the coronavirus grows. U.S. forces in South Korea have raised their alert level to “high” after more than 1,200 infections were confirmed in that country with one American soldier testing positive. Meg Oliver reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
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How Can I Prevent Coronavirus? Should I Wear A Mask? And Other Questions
BOSTON (CBS) – The Centers for Disease control has cautioned that, based on current patterns, coronavirus is likely to become a global pandemic. With no approved vaccine or medication to treat it, that could ultimately result in overloaded healthcare systems. What is a pandemic? Simply put, a pandemic is a global, widespread outbreak of a new illness. Because it is new, people don’t have the ability to fight it and can be easily infected. The last pandemic to widely affect the United States was H1N1 flu in 2009. The worst pandemic in history was the Spanish flu outbreak in 1918 which killed 50 million people wo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated Local Coronavirus 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

Coronavirus spreads further as WHO expert warns world 'not ready' for pandemic
More cases in South Korea while first suspected infection is recorded in Latin AmericaCoronavirus - latest updatesCoronavirus has spread further around the world as a World Health Organisation expert warned that countries outside China are “simply not ready” for a pandemic.The virus has proliferated in parts of Asia, Europe and the Middle East in recent days, with the death toll rising in Iran, infections in South Korea passing 1,200 and the first suspected case recorded in Latin America – even as the number of deaths and fresh cases decline at the disease’s centre in China. Covid-19 has now reached...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kate Lyons, Sarah Boseley and agencies Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China South Korea Iran Italy Brazil Asia Pacific Europe Infectious diseases Source Type: news

More new coronavirus cases outside China than inside, says WHO
Latest figures on new infections suggest Beijing ’s strict response to the crisis is paying offCoronavirus crisis – live updatesThe number of new coronavirus cases being officially reported outside China has overtaken those reported by Beijing for the first time since the outbreak began, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.According to WHO, 427 cases were reported by 37 countries on Tuesday, compared with 411 by the Chinese authorities. While 96.5% of the total number of 80,980 cases reported so far are in China, the latest figures on new infections suggest Beijing ’s strict response to the crisi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sam Jones and Kate Lyons Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World Health Organization Infectious diseases Medical research Science World news China Italy Asia Pacific Europe Society South Korea Source Type: news

Victims of intimate partner violence in South Korea: experiences in seeking help based on support selection - Park S, Ko Y.
For victims of intimate partner violence (IPV), seeking help is an important step in escaping their violent situations; nonetheless, their experiences in help-seeking are diverse and often influenced by sociocultural factors. The purpose of this study was ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles Expands China Virus Travel Ban to South Korea, Italy and Iran
[Seychelles News Agency] In a revised travel advisory issued by the Public Health Authority, no persons from Seychelles apart from returning residents are allowed to travel to China, including the Special Administrative Region (SAR), South Korea, Italy and Iran with immediate effect. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Americans warned to prepare as coronavirus gains steam outside China
Hundreds more COVID-19 cases confirmed in South Korea, including a U.S. troop, as death toll nears 3,000 and a CDC warning weighs heavy on stock markets. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
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U.S. braces for coronavirus spread as outbreaks worsen in Italy, Iran
The United States told Americans on Tuesday to begin preparing for coronavirus to spread within the country as outbreaks in Iran, South Korea and Italy escalated and fears that the epidemic would hurt global growth rattled markets. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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U.S. soldier infected as South Korea coronavirus cases rise above 1,260
South Korea reported 284 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, including a U.S. soldier, as health authorities prepared to test more than 200,000 members of a church hit hardest by the outbreak. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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South Korean virus cases jump again, 1st US soldier infected
Virus cases in South Korea have jumped again and the first U.S. military soldier tested positive (Source: ABC News: Health)
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U.S. Soldier Tests Positive for Virus in South Korea
The soldier, the first U.S. service member known to be infected, has been quarantined in his off-base residence, the military said. (Source: NYT Health)
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U.S. military says soldier based in South Korea tested positive for a new virus, the first U.S. service member infected
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South Korea reports 169 more cases of new coronavirus, mostly in and around Daegu, bringing total infections to 1,146
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Europe on alert as four more Covid-19 deaths reported in Italy – as it happened
Switzerland, Austria and Croatia report first cases as outbreak worsens across EuropeLive coverage: experts warn world is ‘not ready’Tenerife coronavirus: 1,000 guests at hotel quarantinedIran ’s deputy health minister: I have coronavirusTell us: have you been affected by the coronavirus?What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?11.41pmGMTWe ’re closing this blog now but you can continue to follow our live coverage here:Related:Coronavirus latest updates: WHO mission director warns world is 'simply not ready'10.39pmGMTThe Madrid regional government has just reported a new coronavir...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Mattha Busby, Martin Belam, Sarah Marsh, Alison Rourke, Kevin Rawlinson and Martin Farrer Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Italy Europe Infectious diseases Science Economics Global economy Business Stock markets Currencies China Chinese economy Asia Pacific South Korea Source Type: news

Former CDC director: A coronavirus pandemic is inevitable. What now?
Covid-19 will become a pandemic. We don't yet know how severe it will be, nor do we know if the virus will spread to all continents, but it's already spreading widely in China, South Korea, Italy, Iran and elsewhere -- and thousands of undetected and infectious patients have been and continue to travel around the world. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Coronavirus increases Iran's isolation, strains South Korea and Italy
Iran's coronavirus death toll rose to 16 on Tuesday, the highest outside China, increasing its international isolation as dozens of countries from South Korea to Italy accelerated emergency measures to curb the epidemic's global spread. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Honeymoon from hell: Coronavirus travel bans trap South Koreans abroad
The honeymoons of 34 South Korean newly-weds on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius turned into a holiday from hell after they were rounded up and held in isolation by authorities due to fears over the coronavirus, according to Seoul officials. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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The Guardian view on the new coronavirus: buying time can save lives | Editorial
Many experts believe this outbreak will soon be declared a pandemic. Even if it is not containable, it can still be slowedIt now appears almost inevitable that the newcoronavirus outbreak will soon be identified as a globalpandemic. There has been a surge in cases in Iran, South Korea and Italy, and incidents confirmed in numerous countries, in addition to the almost 80,000 cases seen in China. The World Health Organization argues that it is not a pandemic – spreading internationally in an uncontrolled way – because it is cautiously optimistic that China’s outbreak may have peaked thanks to the strict mea...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World Health Organization Infectious diseases Asia Pacific China World news UK news Society Science Source Type: news

Coronavirus Recoveries Have Overtaken New Cases But The Risk Of A Global Pandemic Remains Real [Infographic]
Even though recoveries outpaced new coronavirus infections for the first time on February 19th, new outbreaks in South Korea, Italy and Iran suggest the world is approaching a tipping point in its attempt to contain it. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
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​In Coronavirus Crisis, Korean City Tries Openness, a Contrast to China
Even in the center of the outbreak in Daegu, officials are not restricting the movement of people, which could be a template as the virus moves around the globe. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Choe Sang-Hun Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Epidemics 7-Eleven Burger King Corp Starbucks Corporation Moon Jae-in Xi Jinping Daegu (South Korea) Wuhan (China) Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Tenerife hotel in lockdown as tourists tested – live news
First case of virus in southern Italy; concerns mount that the spread of Covid-19 cannot be stopped as stock markets fall amid investor fearsSouth Korea: 200,000 sect members to be testedCoronavirus outbreak is pandemic ‘in all but name’, says expertStocks fall as virus fears hit global marketsWhat is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?10.25amGMTA Turkish Airlines plane flying from Iran has been diverted to Ankara at the request of the government, an aviation source said.An aviation news website said one passenger was suspected of being infected by coronavirus. Turkey ’s Demiroren news ag...
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As concern grows, China, South Korea report more virus cases
China and South Korea have reported more cases of a new viral illness that has been concentrated in North Asia (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Washington pledges $1 billion for coronavirus vaccine as pandemic risks grow
U.S. President Donald Trump will seek $2.5 billion from Congress to fight the coronavirus epidemic and U.S. and South Korean militaries are considering scaling back joint training as the virus spreads in Europe and the Middle East. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Coronavirus: South Korea to test 200,000 sect members as pandemic fears hit markets
Nation brings in ‘maximum measures’ to contain outbreak at secretive churchCovid-19 coverage: live updatesSouth Korea has stepped up its “maximum measures” to contain the coronavirus with plans to test around 200,000 members of a secretive church believed to be at the centre of the country’s outbreak.Along with an emergency budget and a crackdown on the hoarding of face masks, the government in Seoul will test members of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus after its founder agreed to provide authorities with the names of all its members in the country.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Martin Farrer, Lorenzo Tondo and agencies Tags: Coronavirus outbreak South Korea Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science World news Global development Source Type: news

Outbreak in Northern Italy Poses National Challenge
China appears to be getting the disease under control, but rapidly expanding outbreaks in Iran, South Korea and Italy are raising fears of a broader epidemic. Milan, usually buzzing with activity, is eerily quiet. (Source: NYT Health)
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South Korea to test 200,000 members of church at centre of coronavirus outbreak
South Korean health authorities said on Tuesday they aim to test more than 200,000 members of a church at the centre of a surge of new coronavirus cases that has taken the country's tally to 893. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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As Fears of a Pandemic Mount, W.H.O. Says World Is Not Ready
The announcement comes as infections surge in Iran, Italy and South Korea. But the number of cases in China has begun to decline — for now. (Source: NYT Health)
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U.S. CDC says Americans should avoid travel to South Korea over coronavirus
Americans should avoid all nonessential travel to South Korea due to the coronavirus outbreak, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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South Korea reports 60 more cases of new virus, bringing its total to 893
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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)
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