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Sealed in: Chinese trapped at home by coronavirus feel the strain

Feb 23, 2020 , Reuters
During weeks holed up in her grandmother's apartment with 10 relatives and eating a restricted diet, Chinese teenager Li Yuxuan says tempers have frayed....
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In A Season Featuring Two Waves Of Flu Strains, Vaccine Is Doing OK At Protecting Americans

Feb 22, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
The flu vaccine is particularly hard to get right, and overall average around 40%. The current seasonal flu vaccine protects about 45% of...
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Deaths from dengue fever in Paraguay spike to 16 under strained health system

Feb 15, 2020 , Reuters
Paraguay health officials said on Friday that deaths from dengue fever increased to 16 in the South American country's worst outbreak of the disease in the last decade, severely straining its health system....
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Coronavirus Gets A New Name: COVID-19. Here’s Why That Is Important

Feb 12, 2020 , Forbes
The World Health Organization has finally named the coronavirus strain involved in the recent outbreak. Why does a name matter so...
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Before Outbreak, Not A Lot Of Scientists Were Studying Coronaviruses, Leaving Large Gaps In Knowledge

Feb 11, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
In the past, coronavirus outbreaks inspired a flurry of interest in the field that would then quickly die out. But that means that the research has been more reactionary, which can leave scientists floundering when faced with a crisis. Meanwhile, media outlets take a look at what we do (and don't) know about the current strain of the...
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China reports first H5N6 bird flu in Sichuan poultry farm: Ministry

Feb 10, 2020 , Reuters
China's agriculture ministry said the highly pathogenic H5N6 strain of avian flu had been found in a poultry farm in southwestern Sichuan province....
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Solving The Coronavirus Identity Crisis: A Strategy For Prevention

Feb 08, 2020 , Forbes
Unless we give the new strain a name that suggests continuity with the outbreaks of decades prior, we risk losing sight of our...
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Oil and tourists: Middle East starts to feel pain from coronavirus crisis

Feb 08, 2020 , CNBC Health
The fast-spreading new strain of coronavirus is reminding Middle Eastern and other economies just how much they rely on China for...
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This Year’s Flu Is Hitting Children Especially Hard, And Experts Stay It’s Still Not Too Late To Get Vaccine

Feb 05, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
The CDC reports influenza B, which causes more significant illness in children than in adults, is the dominate strain of flu this year. Public health news is on liver transplants, pain sensitivity, autism, primary care, Alzheimer's disease, and emergency room...
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Could Strep Throat Become Untreatable?

Jan 31, 2020 , WebMD
A new study warns that strains of bacteria that cause strep throat and "flesh-eating disease" appear close to becoming resistant to penicillin and other antibiotics known as...
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Japan plane evacuating citizens arrives Tokyo from virus-hit Wuhan

Jan 29, 2020 , Reuters
A chartered plane carrying 206 Japanese nationals evacuated from Wuhan, the epicenter of China's coronavirus outbreak, arrived at Tokyo's Haneda airport on Wednesday, as the death toll from the new strain rose to 132....
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China records first virus death in Beijing as toll passes 100

Jan 28, 2020 , Reuters
The new strain of coronavirus spreading across China claimed its first victim in Beijing, officials said on Tuesday, as the death toll climbed to 106, the United States warned citizens against trips to the country and financial markets recoiled again at the potential impact on the world's second-biggest economy....
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It’s Traumatic For All Involved When An ER Patient Must Be Restrained. But What’s The Right Solution?

Jan 28, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
Researchers talked to patients who had been restrained, and they characterize the experience as "traumatic as hell." But emergency departments are more and more handling mental health patients in an over-stressed system, and there needs to be a way to control an agitated person. In other public health news: "doctor dogs," in vitro fertilization, severe combined immunodeficiency disease, hospital grown recalls, and...
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On 75th Anniversary Of Auschwitz Liberation, Many Wonder If ‘Never Again’ Will Last Through The Ages

Jan 28, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
As the living memory of World War II and the Holocaust fades, the institutions created to guard against a repeat of such bloody conflicts, and such barbarism, are under increasing strain. “More and more we seem to be having trouble connecting our historical knowledge with our moral choices today,” said Piotr Cywinski, the director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. It was a solemn day as survivors and others marked the anniversary of the liberation....
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This Year's Flu Season Taking Deadly Aim at Kids

Jan 23, 2020 , WebMD
Fueled by a strain of influenza that children may be especially vulnerable to, less than two months into flu season 39 children have already died, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
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Biotech firm Moderna is working on a vaccine for China's deadly coronavirus

Jan 23, 2020 , CNBC Health
Moderna on Tuesday said it is working with U.S. government health agencies to develop a vaccine for the current strain of coronavirus that has killed nine and infected hundreds more in...
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Factbox: New coronavirus outbreak spreads in China

Jan 21, 2020 , Reuters
Chinese authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO) say a new strain of coronavirus is behind the outbreak of pneumonia in the central city of Wuhan that has now spread to other parts of the country....
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China reports new H5N6 bird flu case in Xinjiang region

Jan 21, 2020 , Reuters
China's agriculture ministry said on Monday it had detected the highly pathogenic H5N6 strain of avian flu in swans in its western Xinjiang region....
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New coronavirus outbreak in Chinese city of Wuhan

Jan 20, 2020 , Reuters
Chinese authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO) say a new strain of coronavirus is behind the outbreak of pneumonia in the central city of Wuhan, which has erupted just ahead of the Lunar New Year, the country's biggest festival....
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China's national health commission says viral outbreak is 'controllable'

Jan 20, 2020 , Reuters
China's National Health Commission on Sunday said the outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus is controllable, in the first statement from the body since the outbreak was reported in late December....
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