Passengers flying into three US airports from Wuhan, China, or via connecting flights will be screened for a new coronavirus that has sickened dozens in China and spread to other Asian countries.
It was confirmed Thursday, January 16, that the newly dicovered coronavirus has been detected in Japan, a few days after Thailand confirmed its first case of infection.
A Thai tourist has become the first person outside China diagnosed with a new, pneumonia-like virus that has already infected dozens of people.
There may have been limited human-to-human transmission of a new coronavirus in China within families, and it is possible there could be a wider outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on January 14.
China has identified a new virus that has been causing illnesses in the city of Wuhan. Chinese scientists are continuing to research this virus and monitor the outbreak.
Fifty-nine people in the central city of Wuhan have been sickened by a pneumonia-like illness, the cause of which is unclear.
Supplies of a mask widely used during the 2003 Sars outbreak in Hong Kong are running low amid the mystery pneumonia scare in the city.
Brazilian scientists have identified a parasite that has infected over 100 people in the Northeast of the country, causing severe liver, spleen and skin damage and killing at least one person. The characteristics of the disease resemble visceral Leishmaniasis.
This report offers an overview of US Department of Defense (DOD) health security activities and capabilities along with recommendations for strengthening the coherence and integration of DOD activities.
The World Health Organization’s (WHO) assistant director for emergencies, said factors such as population movement, conflict, and poor governance are creating a perfect storm for disease outbreaks.